Collection & Transport of Stool Samples

Complete, compliant solutions

Faecal Sample Collection

Helping to make stool collection easy, efficient and hygienic for patients, the
Fe-Col® is a simple paper loop that fits over the toilet seat and can be flushed away after use.

The added convenience helps encourage patients to provide their sample, improving uptake for diagnostic or screening tests.

It also minimises the risk of faeces coming into contact with toilet water or cleaning products, thus ensuring quality samples for the laboratory.

Fe-Col is available on its own, in a handy dispenser box or in a range of kits including a sample pot, gloves etc. 

Primary Sample Containment

The wide range of Universal containers available from Alpha Laboratories includes options with a spoon which are ideal for faecal samples.

We also offer a range of larger volume 60ml Universal containers, plus the EveryDay containers with a range of coloured caps.

Secondary Packaging Solutions

The secondary packaging encloses and protects the primary receptacle and its absorbent material. It must be watertight and leakproof. It may contain multiple primary receptacles if each one is wrapped individually.

Pouch and Absorbent

To ensure compliance for transport faecal pots should be individually wrapped in absorbent and then placed in a secondary pouch.

If the primary container is not 95kPa compliant, then the pouch must be pressure tested to this level and there are different gauges of pouch specific for Road Transport and Air Transport.

Using this format the outer packaging must be a rigid box.

Outer Packaging Solutions

The outer packaging protects the secondary packaging and its contents from physical damage while in transit.
Either the secondary or the outer packaging must be of rigid construction.

UN3373 Labelled Envelope
for Road Transport


Rigid Outer Boxes
for Air or Road Transport

When using a rigid secondary package for road transport it can just be placed in a suitably labelled envelope for an economical solution.

However, for air transport a rigid outer container is necessary.

Suitable for Road or Air transport with compliant primary and/or secondary containment.

Outer boxes are available in a range of sizes to accommodate multiple sample formats.

Complete Sample Transport Kits

For added convenience the complete sample transport kits, such as the popular RF95-LL1, contain everything you need for UN3373 compliant packaging of swab samples including absorbent, 95kPa pouch, security seal and the rigid outer box with regulatory markings.

We also provide additional specimen bags.

Medical Sample Carriers

Ideal for distributing multiple samples from collection sites to the laboratories, the MedDXTAINER UN3373 Medical Sample Carriers provide security and convenience for medical couriers and hospital transport.

The ABS plastic carrier can be stacked and locked, enabling three or four units to be carried together. The medical sample carrier is regulatory marked for transport of UN3373 Biological Substances, category B and should be used in conjunction with a secondary packaging.