abcdefghijklmn
opqrstuvwxyz
Test Menu
Test Change Details
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiology & Coagulation
Dermatopathology
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Genetics
Hepatology
Infectious Disease
Microbiology
Nephrology
Neurology
Oncology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Rheumatology
Toxicology
Urology
Women's Health
92014: Clostridium difficile Culture with Reflex to Toxin Print View
C. difficile Culture CULTURE  Not isolated   

PRIMARY
1 Stool 5 (2) g   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

C. difficile causes 50-75% of antibiotic associated colitis and than 90% of antibiotic associated pseudomembranous colitis. Pathogenic C. difficile produce two potent toxins, toxin A and toxin B, that cause diarrhea and colitis.

Toxin is heat labile. Freeze as soon as possible. Submit frozen
stool in sterile screw-cap container or use unaerobic transport.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
8-9 days

CPT Code
87081

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
Reject Criteria: Received room temperature; received in Cary-Blair transport; specimen other than liquid or semi-formed stool; stool in preservative or mixed with urine; specimen in wrong transport container. Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen -20: Not established; Frozen -70: 7 days Methodology: Conventional Culture, Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction If Clostridium difficile Culture is "Isolated" then the Clostridium difficile Toxin B, Qualitative Real-time PCR is performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87493)






1996 - 2017 Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute of Valencia
For test information, please call Client Services at 800-421-4449.

San Francisco Web Design & Database