Access Medical Stool Tests

Test Details

Lab Company: Access Medical Labs
Sample Type: Stool
Collection Location:  At Home

Access Medical Labs' stool tests analyze a variety of biomarkers found in the stool to help diagnose a variety of diseases.

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • No special preparation is needed.
  • Ship your samples using UPS the same day if possible. 
  • If you cannot ship your samples the day you collect them, refrigerate them and ship them the next day. 

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Preparation & Timing

  • No special preparation is needed.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Label the collection tube(s) with the patient's name, date of birth, and the date of collection using a permanent marker (like a Sharpie).
  2. Place something in the toilet to catch the stool. Some examples include:
    1. An empty plastic container
    2. Plastic wrap spread under the toilet seat
  3. Make sure that your stool will not touch the toilet water or the toilet.
  4. Collect your stool.
  5. Use the plastic spoon to collect stool in the collection tube(s). 
    1. Select from multiple areas of the stool sample.
    2. Fill only about 1/3 full.
  6. Tightly reattach the cap on the collection tube(s).
  7. Dispose of the rest of your stool and any materials used to collect it. 
  8. Place the collection tube(s) and the completed test requisition form in the test kit box. 
  9. If you cannot ship your samples the same day you collect them, place the test kit box in the refrigerator and send them the next day. 

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • Ship your samples the same day if possible.
    • If you cannot ship the samples on the day of collection, place the test kit box in the refrigerator and ship it the next day. 
  • To prepare your samples for shipping,
    • Place the collection tube(s) and the completed test requisition form in the test kit box.
    • Place the test kit box in the prepaid UPS mailing envelope. 
    • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your sample back to the lab.
  • Take your samples to a UPS location. 
    • Do NOT place the envelope in a drop box. 

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 1-6 business after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Access Medical Labs by calling 866-720-8386 or chatting with support