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C. difficile antigen/toxin assay
Lab code: CDGT
 
Test Synonyms:
Clostridium difficile antigen/toxin assay; C. difficile antigen/toxin assay
 
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Stool
Collect stool specimen in clean, airtight container with no preservative. Transport to lab within 1 hour, at room temperature, is optimal. Cardboard containers, rectal swabs and specimens received in preservative are not acceptable. A PCR assay will be performed, as a reflex test, on all indeterminate results to help clarify findings. Specimens received within 5 days of a previous test request will be refused.
Result Time:
18-24 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Test is ordinarily useful in patients with antibiotic associated diarrhea.