The Raku-ryu Cup makes the otherwise troublesome task of collecting a stool sample easy.
The stool sample collection sheet makes accurate testing possible as the sheet never comes in contact with the toilet water. It is also designed to handle watery feces (diarrhea), which previously presented problems for collecting stool samples.
Since it is possible to collect accurate stool samples with this product, it is suitable for use in research and clinical trials related to intestinal flora, pharmaceuticals, and functional foods.
Collecting a stool sample was difficult for several reasons
- Unable to collect a sample from watery feces
- Contamination by toilet water made it
difficult to collect a sample
- Plastic collection kits not flushable after use
- Paper cups had to be held by hand or patients
had to sit backwards on the toilet
- Reliably collect a sample from watery feces
- Collection of a stool sample can be done with no risk of contamination by toilet water
- Flushable for easy disposal after use
- Easy to set up
- Designed to prevent slippage
Remove the release paper from the tape on the back side of the product.
* Do not flush the release paper down the toilet.
Lift the toilet seat. Attach the sheet to the edge of the toilet.
*Make sure to properly unfold the sheet before mounting it on the toilet.
Put the seat down and use the toilet. Lift the seat and collect a sample.
Detach the sheet from the edge of toilet and flush it down the toilet.
*Slowly peel the sheet from the edge of the toilet so you do not leave remnants of the tape on the toilet bowl. Removing the sheet too quickly could result in the sheet tearing or leave remnants of the tape adhesive on the toilet.
Examples of use
Hospitals (bacteria test)
An easy and reliable method to collect a stool sample for patients with watery feces (diarrhea). Previously it was difficult to retrieve a sample from sheet-type collectors. Also, no cleaning is required as with plastic-type collectors.
Physical examination centers
An easy and reliable method to collect a stool sample (fecal occult blood) for use in testing, such as a colorectal cancer exam. Previously, some patients skipped taking a fecal occult blood test as they were not able to collect a sample using conventional methods.
Research institutes, including those doing research on intestinal flora
As there is little chance of contamination by toilet water or urine, accurate testing can be conducted for the use of intestinal flora, a topic recently being covered on television.
Reliable flushability testing
The Raku-ryu Cup underwent testing by the Japan Recreation and Miscellaneous Goods Safety Laboratory. The results of the test showed that there was no problem when the Raku-ryu Cup was flushed down the toilet.
- *Toilets with ø50 pipe with capable of handling 4 liters of water
- *Testing assumed use with a water-saving toilet
Cleared water- and pressure-resistance testing
Tests were also conducted to assess the Raku-ryu Cup’s resistance to pressure when collecting a stool sample. Resistance was tested after pouring 300 cc of water into the Raku-ryu Cup and waiting 3 minutes. The product withstood 1-5 kg-2 kg of pressure. (The average amount of a single bowel movement is around 300 g.)
The Raku-ryu Cup comes folded.
It can be inserted into an examination kit in its folded state.