Test directory: C. difficile Nucleic Acid Amplify

Ordering Code7124
Test NameC. difficile Nucleic Acid Amplify
AliasClostridium difficile toxin B gene
Clostridium difficile PCR
Preferred SpecimenUnpreserved stool
Preferred ContainerSterile Container
Optimum Volume5 gm
Collection InstructionsIt is recommended that only one non-formed stool specimen sent for testing and one sample per patient
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
If specimen is transported >1 day after collection, specimen
must be frozen
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 2 Days
Frozen: 5 Days
Rejection CriteriaFormed stool, Stool in transport solution, Specimen older than stability limits, Stool in preservative, 24 hour collection, Barium stool, Stool contaminated with urine,
Meconium stool, Rectal swab, Stool received in tissue or diaper
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time2 Days
MethodologyReal-time PCR

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
StatusALLSee report.