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Test Name: Clostridium difficile Toxin Gene, NAA
Test Code: 183988
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: C difficile Toxin Gene NAA
Specimen Requirements: Stool (unformed), 5 g
Container: Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport without preservatives (ParaPak 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. DO NOT FREEZE.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: N/A
Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)