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.
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Mnemonic
CDIFF AB
Methodology
Antibody Neutralization
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-9 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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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Cross References
Performed at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.