Clostridioides difficile Culture

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Bacteriology Mon-Fri 2-7 days
Price: $40.00
To isolate and identify Clostridioides difficile, previously Clostridium difficile, the major cause of pseudomembraneous colitis and many cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

Clostridioides difficile culture is performed in conjunction with Clostridioides difficile toxin assay by neutralization.
Specimens Required
  • Fresh feces
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
  • Sterile, leak-proof container
Packing Instructions
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
Fresh feces must reach the lab within 24 hours of collection due to the sensitivity of Clostridioides difficile toxin. If shipping within 24 hours is not possible, freeze immediately and ship overnight frozen on dry ice. 

Please note, if additional testing on the feces is to be performed, for example parasitology testing, a second non-frozen sample should be submitted.
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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