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Test Name: C difficile Toxins A+B, EIA
Test Code: 086207
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: C difficile Toxins A+B, EIA
Specimen Requirements: Stool, 5 g
Container: Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport without preservatives (Para Pak - White clean vial). "Cool Whip" containers, denture cups, or other similar containers often leak or even explode during transport and may be rejected by the laboratory.
Collection Instructions: N/A
Stability: Specimen should be kept at 2(degrees)C to 8(degrees)C and transported to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. If a longer period is required, the specimen should be FROZEN at -70(degrees)C on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: A separate specimen is required for culture or for the toxin B cytotoxin assay.
Methodology: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for Clostridium difficile toxins A and B