Clostridioides difficile Toxin Panel

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Bacteriology Mon-Fri 2-7 Days
Price: $90.00
Clostridioides difficile (previously known as Clostridium difficile) panel is for the detection of toxins A and B produced by toxigenic strains of Clostridioides difficile, the major cause of pseudomembraneous colitis and many cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

The panel includes C. difficile toxin ELISA and C. difficile culture. Due to variable sensitivity of the toxin ELISA in animals culture must be performed in conjunction with culture for detection of C. difficile toxin.

In rare cases, when the ELISA is negative and the culture is positive for C. difficile, the C. difficile toxin ELISA will be performed on the bacterial isolate to confirm the absence or presence of C. difficile toxin. Please note, this may result in additional charges. 
Specimens Required
  • 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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