Can I collect a stool sample from my colostomy bag?

Yes, you can collect a stool sample for Vibrant's Gut Zoomer from a colostomy bag. Per the Gut Zoomer Collection Instructions, please fill both tubes (orange top and white top). Please choose well-formed and diarrheal samples of the stool, if present. If present, please also choose a bloody area of stool, too. For the orange top tube, please add enough stool to raise the liquid level to the arrow on the side of the vial. To watch the stool collection video, please visit


Note: Vibrant has not tested colostomy bag for test interference. When collecting from a colostomy bag, there may be sample contamination. For more information about test interference, please visit 

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