Prometheus has created a convenient kit to make it easy to collect your stool sample.
The PROMETHEUS® IBcause™ Diagnostic Test kit comes with everything you need. In addition to the necessary tools and step-by-step instructions, you will also receive:
Before collecting your stool sample, read these step-by-step instructions:
Lift the toilet seat and wipe the toilet bowl rim (with dry toilet paper or a paper towel) until dry.
First, remove protective tape covering from the CENTER BACK FLAP.
Then, adhere the flap to the back of the toilet bowl (sticky side down).
Remove protective tape coverings from the 2 REAR FLAPS. Now adhere the flaps to the top of the toilet bowl rim, allowing the center area of the liner to hang just inside the toilet in a “cup” shape.
Remove protective tape coverings from the 2 FRONT FLAPS and adhere to the top of the toilet bowl rim.
Once the Paper Toilet Liner is secured, lower the toilet seat. You are now ready to collect your stool sample.
Remove the Stool Sample Container from the Resealable Plastic Bag.
Have a bowel movement.
Put on provided disposable Gloves.
Unscrew the Stool Sample Container lid. Do not unscrew small white screw cap (for laboratory use only).
Place your stool sample into the Stool Sample Container. Fill with a minimum of 30 mL of stool (clearly marked on container side), typically 1 to 2 scoops.
Screw the lid on tightly.
Insert the Stool Sample Container back into the Resealable Plastic Bag.
Make sure the bag is sealed completely.
First, flush once to dispose of soiled toilet paper. Then, remove the Paper Toilet Liner and flush a second time.
Fill out the provided Patient Information Card. Now you are ready to pack and ship your sample.
You must pack the Sample Container immediately (in order to keep it cool), finish packing all components, and ship on the same day you collect your sample.
Write your sample collection date and time on the Stool Requisition Form, if you were given one.
Remove the NanoCool® Cooling Pack from the box. Flip it over and place foil side down on a hard, flat, and clean surface.
Remove Foam Activator Button Protector and dispose of it.
Press Activator Button.
After about 20 seconds, the NanoCool® Cooling Pack will start to cool.
Pack the Stool Sample Container on top of the Small Gel Pack adhered to the bottom of the box.
Now place the NanoCool® Cooling Pack into the box with the Activator Button face down and foil side up.
Then place Patient Information Card on top of the NanoCool® Cooling Pack.
Peel the tape strip on the edge of the box, tuck in the side flaps, and then press down on the front of the box to secure.
Remember: Your stool sample can only be shipped with FedEx®. Stool samples cannot be shipped on weekends or holidays—so plan accordingly.
Your doctor will most likely review your test results with you either in person, or over the phone. Then you will be able to view them at the Prometheus Online portal. But first, you will need to create an account, which takes only a minute or 2. You can do it right now if you already have your kit.