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Collection & Transport of Stool Samples

Faecal Sample Transport

Faecal Sample Collection

Faecal Sample Collection Device

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

Faecal Tubes

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

SpeciSafe® Complete System


Pouch and Absorbent

Secondary Packaging for Faecal pots

Faecal pots can be placed into the rigid SpeciSafe® secondary packaging system which includes bonded absorbent material and built-in separation of containers.


There are SpeciSafe packs to fit the 30ml Universal containers and also for the larger sample containers up to 90ml.

Secondary Packaging

Alternatively to ensure compliance 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

UN3373 Labelled Envelope
for Road Transport


Rigid Outer Boxes
for Air or Road Transport

Mailing Urine Tubes

When using SpeciSafe® 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.


Rigid Outer Boxes


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.


 Collection and Transport Solutions for Other Sample Types


Blood Samples

Urine Samples

Swab Samples