Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Antibody by Neutralization
2002552
Ordering Recommendation
Do not order for diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea. For research interest/epidemiological purposes only.
Mnemonic
CDIFF AB
Methodology
Antibody Neutralization
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-9 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red or serum separator tube (SST).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87230
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002553C. difficile Cytotoxin Antibody
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Performed at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.