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Test Name: C difficile, Cytotoxin B
Test Code: 180448
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: C difficile, Cytotoxin B
Specimen Requirements: Stool or proctoscopic specimen, 5 g
Container: Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport vial without preservative (Para Pak - White clean vial)
Collection Instructions: N/A
Stability: Specimen should be kept at 2 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius and transported to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. If a longer period is required, the specimen should be FROZEN at -70 degrees Celsius or maintained on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: A separate specimen is required for culture.
Methodology: Cytotoxin by tissue culture