Idea Exchange: A syringe makes collecting messy samples simple

Aug 01, 2006
By staff

A simple technique for collecting a diarrhea sample is to coat a 3-ml syringe with lubricant, slide the syringe into the rectum, and pull back on the plunger. VoilĂ --You have a sample with no fuss and only a little mess.

Dr. Mick McDevitt
Cashmere, Wash.