Days Set Up
Daily (reflex PCR run once per day)
Analytic Time

EIA: 8 hours; reflex PCR: 1 day

MiChart Code
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) by EIA
Soft Order Code
CDIFF

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Synonyms

Antibiotic Associated Colitis (AAC)
Colitis, Clostridium difficile
Pseudomembranous Colitis Toxin Assay
PCRCD
CLOST. DIFFICILE TOXIN B, PCR
CDIFF
Clostridium difficile Antigen
Clostridium difficile Toxin
CDTOX
CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN
CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE
GDH Screen
GDH Antigen

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

EIA

Test Usage

To determine presence or absence of C. difficile antigen and toxins A and B in fecal specimens.

Reference Range

Negative.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
5 mL liquid stool
Minimum Volume
5 mL liquid stool (specimens retrieved from a diaper or contaminated with urine are not acceptable)

Billing Information

CPT Code
87449
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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