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Clostridium difficile Toxin B Cytotoxin Assay

CPT: 87230
Updated on 12/9/2019
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Special Instructions

A separate specimen is required for culture.


Expected Turnaround Time

3 - 5 days



Related Documents

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Microbiology Specimen Collection and Transport Guide


Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Stool or proctoscopic specimen


Volume

5 g


Container

Sterile screw-cap container or stool transport vial (Para-Pak® white clean vial), no preservative


Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at 2°C to 8°C and transport to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. If a longer period is required, the specimen should be frozen at –70°C or maintained on dry ice.


Causes for Rejection

Inappropriate specimen transport conditions (eg, room temperature) or device; improper labeling; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours); leaking specimen; specimen received in denture cup, “Cool Whip” container, margarine container, or similar container


Test Details


Use

Aid in the diagnosis of antibiotic-associated colitis


Methodology

Cytotoxin by tissue culture


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
180448 C difficile, Cytotoxin B 46131-9 180448 C difficile, Cytotoxin B 46131-9
Reflex Table for C difficile, Cytotoxin B
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080820 Result 080821 Result 1 46131-9
Reflex Table for C difficile, Cytotoxin B
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080820 Result 080822 Result 2 N/A
Reflex Table for C difficile, Cytotoxin B
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080820 Result 080823 Result 3 N/A
Reflex Table for C difficile, Cytotoxin B
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080820 Result 080824 Result 4 N/A
Reflex Table for C difficile, Cytotoxin B
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080820 Result 080825 Antimicrobial Susceptibility N/A

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