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Test Code C DIFF GDH C Diff GDH Toxin A&B EIA

Important Note

Only liquid stool specimens are acceptable  Formed stool will be rejected

 

This test is only for Manahsset Hospitial RRL Patients all others please order CDIFFAB which requires  stool in sterile Leak-proof Container

Performing Laboratory

North Shore University Hospital

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay

Reference Values

None Detected

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87324

 

LOINC Code: 

    GDG Antigen - 57901-1

    Toxin A and B: 34468-9

Specimen Required

Container/Tube:  Sterile container

Specimen: 5 g (minimum volume:  1 g) of liquid or soft stool (specimen should conform to shape of container). 

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

 

Note: Formed stools should not be tested, as positive results in asymptomatic patients generally represent colonization rather than Clostridium difficile associated disease. Submit only 1 specimen per episode. Repeat testing will offer no further useful clinical information.

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5700550

Used For

After treatment with antibiotics, many patients develop gastrointestinal problems ranging from mild diarrhea to severe pseudomembranous colitis. This organism is an opportunistic anaerobic bacterium that grows in the intestine once the normal flora has been altered by the antibiotic.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday - Sunday Afternoon

 

TAT 1 - 2 Days