Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Cell Assay
0060851
Ordering Recommendation
Not the preferred test for initial diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea. Preferred initial test is C. difficile toxin B gene (tcdB) by PCR (2002838).
Mnemonic
CDIFTX
Methodology
Cell Culture/Neutralization
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Stool.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in preservatives. Specimens submitted on swabs.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen at -20°C: 72 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 1 week  
Reference Interval
Negative - No C. difficile cytotoxin detected.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87230
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060858C. difficile Cytotoxin Cell Assay
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Aliases
  • c diff
  • C. difficle cytotoxin cell assay
  • Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Antibody, Neutralization
  • Clostridium difficile Toxin B Cytotoxin Assay
  • cytotoxin cell test