Faecal Transport Solution

Faecal Transport Solution

For in vitro diagnostic use. BM1682 Faecal Transport Solution is recommended for the transport of clinical specimens, especially those associated with enteric pathogens (1).
This formulation allows for transport at chilled or ambient temperatures.

BM1682 Faecal Transport Solution is a modified Cary Blair Transport Medium (2), designed for the transportation and preservation of clinical specimens, primarily stool and rectal swabs. The product is designed to maintain the viability of enteric bacterial pathogens during transport and subsequent storage at chilled or ambient temperatures.

Faecal Transport Solution is an isotonic, buffered, and nonnutritive medium with a carefully balanced composition. It includes agar to help reduce oxygen diffusion, sodium thioglycolate to impede oxidation, and disodium phosphate to help maintain pH. The relatively high pH of the medium helps to minimises overgrowth of non-target organisms and prevent acid formation in the specimen.


1. CLSI M40-A2. (2014). Quality control of microbiological transport systems; Approved standard – _second edition. CLSI document M40-A2. Wayne, PA: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.
2. Cary, S.G. and Blair, E.B. (1964). New Transport Medium for Shipment of Clinical Specimens. J. Bact, 88:96-98.

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Organisms Ref. No Result
Escherichia coli NCTC 12241 / ATCC 25922 Stable viability
Salmonella typhimurium NCTC 12023 / ATCC 14028 Stable viability
Shigella sonnei NCTC 8574 Stable viability