EasySampler – urine and stool collector

The EasySampler series from GP Medical Devices contains two disposable products for easy and convenient stool specimen collection and one disposable product for urine and watery stool collection. The products are all hand-crafted and made of patented special paper. It is easy to install on the toilet seat and ensures easy and hygienic stool or urine collection. After use, flush the easily soluble paper down the toilet.

EasySampler is a Danish invention, and physicians, nurses and patients alike have contributed to the development of the models, which:

  • are easy to install on the toilet
  • offer patients an easy, user-friendly and hygienic way of collecting stools or urine
  • reduce the risk of contamination by water, disinfectants or other sources
  • ensure the quality of the sample being collected
  • separate stools from urine and menstrual blood
  • are biodegradable and can be flushed out after use

EasySampler – complete solutions

Stool can contain valuable information about what is wrong in the stomach, intestines or other parts of the gastrointestinal system. Therefore, some patients have to collect stool samples for examination.

Too many patients, taking a stool sample is a predicament, and many find it both difficult and uncomfortable. And things do not get any easier given that patients are often only provided with a sample bag, without any instructions on how to collect the sample.

Therefore, we at GP Medical Devices – in collaboration with physicians and nurses – have developed complete solutions for this, often slightly embarrassing situation.

Eco-friendly, natural and biodegradable paper

The patented special paper is produced in Finland, and the models in the EasySampler series are all certified by Eurofins in France, where they have passed flushing and biodegradability tests. The eco-friendly paper is designed to avoid air pockets in pipes and thus also blocking of drains when the paper is flushed out.

EasySampler is CE-marked according to IVD classification, and EasySampler kit solutions are approved under UN3373 / P650.

Sufficient time for sample collection

Coating on one side of the paper ensures that it can stay in place for 6-8 minutes after contact with stool/urine. This means that you can follow the user-friendly guide and collect the sample at your leisure. On the other hand, flushing the paper down the toilet is fast.

It takes the paper only 60 seconds to begin to dissolve from the moment, you loosen the paper from the edge of the toilet bowl and it meets the toilet water.

EasySampler for stool collection, EU & US versions

EU & US

The EasySampler series consists of two stool collection models:

  • EU version – for toilets with low water level/water mirror
  • US version – for toilets with high water level/water mirror

EasySampler EU

EasySampler US

Packages and kits

EasySampler comes in different packages, and detailed instructions are always included. They contain pictograms and supplementary text, showing how the patient should collect the sample step by step. See the instructions here

EasySampler Mini Kit also contains a pair of disposable gloves and two paper spoons for picking up stool. And besides instructions, disposable gloves and paper spoon, EasySampler Complete Kit includes also a sample tube, a mailing tube, a patient information label and a shipping envelope. Read more about the kits here

Stool or faeces, as it is called in Latin, can reveal valuable information about what is wrong in the stomach, intestines or other parts of the gastrointestinal system.

The most common reason for analysing stool is to examine whether a particular type of bacterium or parasite has infected the intestines. The stool can also be analysed to determine what it contains – for instance, fat. The IFOBT test can be further used to diagnose causes of gastrointestinal bleeding, including colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal cancer.

Laboratory stool analyses are also used for examination of:

Intestinal wall polyp
Morbus Crohn
Colitis Ulcerosa
Elastase
Helicobacter Pylori

1-2 kg of bacteria in the intestines

An adult person’s intestines contains 1-2 kilograms of bacteria and is home to more than a thousand different bacterial species. Most species are harmless or even helpful and have an impact on everything – how fast you are, how much you weigh, and even what you think.

The human intestinal microbiota (formerly also called intestinal flora) has a unique composition, and no two people have the same microbiota. No one knows the optimal bacterial cocktail, but experts believe that the key to good health is many different types of bacteria – in other words, great diversity is important.

In case of imbalance in the intestinal microbiota – for example with predominance of bad intestinal bacteria, the risk of contracting a number of serious diseases increases. Therefore, it makes sense to collect stool samples and to examine them more closely.

Problems with stool collection at home

Unlike in most other laboratory tests, stool samples are usually collected by the patient, including in the patient’s home. However, many patients find it difficult, uncomfortable, and unhygienic to collect stool.

More than 50% of patients collect a stool sample directly from the toilet bowl*. Not only is this technically difficult, but it also creates potential measurement errors because some of the stools are lost in the surrounding water. Furthermore contamination occurs due to toilet disinfectants or other sources.

EasySampler – easy-to-use disposable collector

To solve this problem we at GP Medical Devices have developed the EasySampler series. It consists of two models for user-friendly collection of stool samples and one model for urine and watery stool collection. All models are made of natural, biodegradable special paper. The collection paper is attached to the toilet bowl, and flushed down the toilet after use.

*)Ahlquist, DA et al.: A Stoole Collection Device: The First Step in Occult Blood Testing. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1988; 108: 609 – 12

EasySampler Complete Kit

Item no. 10 70 00

Each kit contains

  • 1 x EasySampler
  • 2 x EasySpoon (paper spoons for picking up larger amounts of stool)
  • 2 x Disposable gloves (Nitrile – size large)
  • 1 x Sample tubes
  • 1 x Mailing tubes with absorbent inlay
  • 1 x Patient information label
  • 1 x Shipping envelope (bubble wrap) UN3373 approved
  • 1 x Instruction

100 pcs. EasySampler Complete Kits per carton.