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4408: Clostridium Difficile Cytotoxicity Assay Print View
C. difficile Cytotoxicity TCA     

PRIMARY
1 Stool 2 (1) g   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Collect fresh stool in sterile, leakproof container without media,
preservative or metal ion. For patients requiring the use of
diapers, first line the diaper with clean plastic to prevent
absorbtion. Then transfer 2 g or 2 mL of the stool specimen from
the plastic lined diaper to the sterile container. Cap securely.
Do not submit the diaper itself.
Do not use any preservative, media or additive.

Reject Criteria: Formed stool. Swabs or specimens submitted in
transport media.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87230

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen






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