Clostridium difficile Toxin B by PCR CDTXCR

Method(s) PCR
Specimen Required
Collect

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.

Transport

5 mL or 5 gm stool. Inpatient: transport at 20-30ºC. Outpatient: transport at 2-8ºC.

Remarks

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.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 3010388
CPTCode 87493, 87798
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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