Instructions for collecting breast milk samples:

  • Please wash your hands and breasts with warm water and soap.
  • Manually express and discard a few drops of breast milk before using the sterile container.
  • Either by manual expression or using a clean breast pump, collect a few teaspoons of breast milk directly into the sterile container given to you before you were discharged from the hospital.
  • Please ensure the container is labeled with the date and time the milk was collected.
  • Put the container with the milk immediately into the cooler bag for transport.
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Instructions for collecting baby poo sample:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before beginning the collection.
  • Lay the soiled nappy out flat.
  • Open specimen container.
  • With the spoon provided, collect a small amount of poo (about the size of a 20 cent coin) from the nappy and place in specimen container. Try to collect poo that has not been in contact with the nappy.
  • Firmly screw the lid of the specimen container shut.
  • Discard the spoon with the nappy in the usual way.
  • Please ensure the container is labeled with the date and time the sample was collected.
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