CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CYTOTOXIN CELL ASSAY

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect 1 mL (0.5 mL minimum) unpreserved stool and send frozen in an IATA-approved sterile screw-capped plastic stool container.

Rejection Criteria
Samples in preservative. Specimens submitted on swabs.

Methodology
Cell Culture/Neutralization

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen (-20°C): 3 days; Frozen (-70°C): 7 days

Reference Range
Negative - No C. difficile cytotoxin detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeCLDT
CPT-4 Code (s)
87230
LOINC Codes
6362-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory