C. difficile Toxin B, QL Real Time PCR

Supply #45219 ParaPak Clean Vial

Test code: 16377

CPT code(s): 87493

Methodology: Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Clinical Significance: C. difficile is the major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and pseudomembranous colitis.

Alternative Names: C. difficile Toxin B Gene; C. diff PCR

Collection Guide: 

Supply: #170551 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid

Preferred specimen(s): Soft or Liquid Stool

Preferred volume: 5mL

Transport container: Sterile Leak-Proof Container

Transport temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen stability: Refrigerated - 5 days

Collection Instructions: Using a dry, clean container, liquid or soft stool specimens are collecting according to the following procedure:
1. Transfer liquid or soft stool (but not urine) into the container. Avoid mixing toilet paper, water, or soap with sample.
2. Label the container.
3. Store sample refrigerated until shipment.

Reject criteria: Specimen other than liquid or semi-formed stool; Stool in preservative or mixed with urine; Specimen in wrong transport container

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

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