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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
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.