89185:CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CYTOTOXIN CELL ASSAY

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89185:CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE CYTOTOXIN CELL ASSAY
Alias Names: C. diff / C diff / C difficile
Methodology: Cell Culture Assay / Confirmation by Anti-Toxin Neutralization
Edit Date: 4/2/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: 48-72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87230-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Random stool in a clean leak-proof plastic container. No preservatives.
Stability: 2 hours ambient, 72 hours refrigerated, or 72 hours frozen at -20° C or 7 days frozen at -70° C.
Standard Volume: 1 gram stool
Minimum Volume: 1 gram stool
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Order only when physician calls for add-on testing to an Equivocal result on C. difficile Antigens (68025) .
Rejection Criteria: Specimen in preservative or submitted on swab.