CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN ASSAY (088-0072)
Synonyms: C. difficile toxin
Applies to: Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in fecal samples.
CPT4 Code: 97493
Test Order Mnemonic: V CDT
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Collect feces in clean, leak-proof container
Storage Instructions: Store sample at 2-8░C until transport
Causes for Rejection: Insufficient quantity, culturette, leaking container, formed stool, stool in preservatives.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 1 day; test performed once per day, Sunday through Saturday
Specimen: liquid stool or feces
Minimum Volume: 1 ml or 1 gram
Container: Clean, leak-proof container
Test Method: Loop-mediated isothermal amplification
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux