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Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Cell Assay

Components

Name Method Department Units
C.Diff Cytotoxin Assay Cell culture neutralization
Send Out Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Stool

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL or 1 g
Stability

Room temperature - 2 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 72 hour(s)
Frozen - 72 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Refrigerate after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Specimen collected on swab.
  • Specimens in media or preservatives

CPT Code

  • 87230