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Test Compendium

2654: C DIFFICILE TOXIN GENE NAA

Test Code

  • 2654

Test Synonym

  • Clostridium difficile Toxin B PCR,C difficile Toxin by PCR

Specimen Requirements

  • Stool Specimen

Container

  • Sterile Container, Para Pak White, Container- Screw Top

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Special Instructions

  • 5 g STOOL SPECIMEN in a sterile screw-cap container or stool transport without preservatives (Para-Pak white clean vial) stable only 24 hrs room temp & 5 days refrigerated (DO NOT FREEZE)

Additional Information

  • Stool (unformed / liquid) in a sterile screw-cap container or stool transport without preservatives (Para-Pak white clean vial).Do not use non laboratory un approved containers as denture cups, or other similar container often leak or even explode during transport and may be rejected by the laboratory. Specimen should be kept at 2(degrees)C to 8(degrees)C and transported to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. DO NOT FREEZE. Rejection - specimen older than 24 hours that is stored at room temp or older than 5 days refrigerated

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 24 hrs REFRIGERATED: 5 days FROZEN: do not freeze