CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN B GENE (tcd B) by PCR

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect soft or liquid stool and transfer 1.0 mL to a sterile screw-capped plastic container. Transport refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens in media or preservative

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeTCDB
CPT-4 Code (s)
87493
LOINC Codes
C. difficile toxin B gene source   31208-2  
C. difficile toxin B gene by PCR   54067-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory