Specimen Requirements

Title

CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN/GDH WITH REFLEX TO PCR

Specimen Requirement

Collect fresh stool in sterile, leak-proof container without media, preservative, or metal ion. Cap securely.

5 grams or 5 mL UNFORMED STOOL

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature Unacceptaqble, Refrigerated 72 hours; Frozen 30 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3 days Set Up Mon-Fri PM

Clinical Use

Aids in the diagnosis of antibiotic-related colitis, diagnosis of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudo-membranous colitis.

Test Code

CLDT