Test Catalog

Test

Code
U101
Name
C DIFF TOXIN BY PCR
Description

Alternative Names: U101, C DIFF PCR, C DIFF TX PCR, C diff, Clostridium difficile , Clostridioides diff
Includes: C difficile Toxin PCR, C difficile source
Sample Type: Unformed (soft or liquid) Stool
Preferred Container: Tightly sealed, leak-proof plastic container
Sample Volume: Single or multiple freshly passed stool specimens
Handling Instructions: Collect fresh (unformed) stool in a clean leak-proof stool collection container without media or preservative.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen at 70°C- 3 months
Testing Frequency: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Expected Turn Around Time: 2-4 Days
Testing Facility: AEL
CPT Codes: 87493
Note: Replaces U501
Ordering Recommendation: For detection of Clostridioides difficile (formerly known as Clostridium difficile), the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD), C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) and pseudomembranous colitis.