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921 Clostridium difficile toxins A/B

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Stool
72 Hours 2 - 8°C
Not detected

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Stool
Container: Sterile Container
Temperature: Refrigerated

Method

PCR

Schedule

Every Tuesday and Friday

Turn-Around Time

3 days except weekends

Instructions/Notes

5 grams (5 mL) fresh stool; minimum requirement 1 gram stool in sterile container with screw-capped lid

Clinical Utility

To test for specific toxins (A & B) to C. difficile

CPT Codes

87493

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