Clostridium difficile Toxins (A & B) by EIA
0065146
 
Ordering Recommendation
This test will not be available in the future. The EIA is not intended for use as a stand-alone diagnostic test. Preferred initial test for C. difficile-associated diarrhea is C. difficile toxin B Gene (tcdB) by PCR (2002838).
Mnemonic
CDIFF
Methodology
Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Stool.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 5 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: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Formed stool. Specimens in media or preservatives.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 week  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
87324
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0065146C. difficile Toxins (A/B) by EIA
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Cross References
  • Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea
  • Antibiotic-Associated Colitis Toxin Test
  • C difficile toxins EIA
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis Toxin Assay