Clostridium difficile Toxin B by PCR CDTXCR
Submit ONE unformed (soft or loose) stool in a clean container (at least 5 mL or 5 gm). Due to the high sensitivity and specificity of the test, additional specimens submitted within 7 days will be rejected.
5 mL or 5 gm stool. Inpatient: transport at 20-30ºC. Outpatient: transport at 2-8ºC.
A repeat specimen may be submitted for testing after 28 days. This test cannot be used as a test of cure.
|Stability||Ambient: 24 hours, Refrigerated: 5 days|
|Unacceptable Conditions||Formed stool, swabs, specimens in liquid transport or preservative.|
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