Clostridium difficile Toxin B Cytotoxin Assay

Test ID: 

705744

CPT code:

87230

Clinical Use:

Aid in the diagnosis of antibiotic-associated colitis

Specimen Type:

Stool or proctoscopic specimen

Requested Volume: 

5 g

Container Type: 

Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport vial (Para-Pak® white clean vial), no preservative

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at 2°C to 8°C and transport to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. If a longer period is required, the specimen should be frozen at –70°C or maintained on dry ice.

Rejection Criteria

Inappropriate specimen transport conditions (eg, room temperature) or device; improper labeling; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours); leaking specimen; specimen received in denture cup, “Cool Whip” container, margarine container, or similar container

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