Ordering Recommendation

Recommended rapid, stand-alone diagnostic test for Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection in symptomatic patients.

Mnemonic

CDIFF PCR

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-2 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Soft or liquid stool.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL stool to a clean, unpreserved transport vial (ARUP Supply# 40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL).

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens in media or preservatives.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 week

Reference Interval

Not detected

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87493

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2002839 C. difficile toxin B test source 31208-2
2002840 C. difficile toxin B gene (tcdB), PCR 54067-4
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Aliases

  • C diff
  • C. difficile PCR
  • C. difficile PCR test
  • C. difficile tcdB by PCR
  • Cdiff
  • Clostridioides difficile
  • Clostridium difficile
Clostridium difficile toxin B gene (tcdB) by PCR