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Clostridium difficile by Amplification

Infectious Disease Laboratories - : Virology

Test ID :
CDIFA
Test Workstation :
MIC2
Specimen Type:
250mg (pea sized amount) of soft stool or 0.5 mL liquid stool in sterile container.
Cause for Rejection:
Formed stool, stool specimen sent on swab, diaper, or dried applicator stick, stool sent in viral transport media, stool in CaryBlair.
Storage:
Refrigerated at 2-8C for <24 hours.
Availability:
Mon-Sun (0700-1600)
Methodology:
Nucleic acid amplification test for the detection of C. difficile toxin A/B.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-4863
TAT:
48 hours
CPT Code:
87493
Synonyms:
Stool for C. diff Toxin, Cl. difficile Toxin Assay, C. difficile

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