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Last Updated: September 26, 2020 @ 9:13 am

3169

Clostridium Difficile Antigen and Toxin B gene by PCR with Reflex to EIA

Specimen:Collect:
  • Random Stool in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • 5 gm (Min:1 gm) Random Stool in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Unformed (liquid or soft) stool.

    Positive results will reflex to EIA testing.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Formed Stool
  • Specimen submitted frozen
  • Stool in preservative
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Automated Real-Time PCR by Cepheid GeneXpert
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-4 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87493
Components:
  • 3169 - C.DIFF-PCR REFLEX
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