Test Details

Mnemonic

CLDT

Ordering Code

3688800

CPT-4 Code(s)

87230

Specimen Information

Collect

Stool
more

Specimen Preparation

Collect 1.0 mL unpreserved stool and send frozen in IATA-approved sterile screw capped plastic stool container.
more

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
more

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
more

Rejection Criteria

Samples in preservative. Specimens submitted on swabs.
more

Stability

Room temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen (-20°C): 3 days
Frozen (-70°C): 7 days
more

Methodology

Cell Culture/Neutralization
more

Reference Range

Negative - No C. difficile cytotoxin detected
more

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
more

New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
more