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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Stool in Screw cap jar
C Diff Toxin with GDH Antigen
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Microbiology    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days (Monday-Friday)    
When reported
Monday-Friday    
   
Sunquest code:
CDFAGB
EPIC Code:
C DIFFICILE PANEL
Patient specimen collection instructions
   
Important notes: Specimen must be received by noon for same day reporting. Up to two sequential bowel movements will be accepted. Repeat: negative in one week, positive in 14 days. Liquid or soft stools only; soft stool assumes the shape of the container.
Rejection criteria: Leaking specimen, Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen. Hard or formed stool, swab and dry stool on stick are not acceptable
Transportation notes: within 1hr, RT; 1-24hr, 4C
Specimen preparation:

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Last revised 09/11/2013