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CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXINS A & B

Synonym(s):

​C difficile Toxins, Clostridium difficile Toxins, Stool C. difficile Toxins, C. difficile Antigen, GDH, Glutamate Dehydrogenase

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

Only unformed stool that takes the shape of the container will be accepted.

Fresh stool (one teaspoon or about 10 mm3 of stool) in a clean leak-proof container with a tight-fitting lid. If it is not possible to despatch the stool sample to the laboratory within the same day, the sample should be kept at 2 – 8oC in the refrigerator.

Please note: Stool in transport media, on swabs, mixed in urine or preservatives, is not appropriate for testing and will have to be rejected.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Rapid Membrane Enzyme Immunoassay

Test Results

​Reported as Detected or Not Detected for
- Toxins A & B
- Glutamate Dehydrogenase (GDH)

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​1 working day

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday to Saturday (Monday to Friday: before 5pm, Saturday: before 12 noon, except public holidays).

Remarks

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