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 or serum separator tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87230

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2002553 C. difficile Cytotoxin Antibody 33947-3
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Aliases
Clostridium difficile Cytotoxin Antibody by Neutralization

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