Name: C diff toxin B PCR, B6/6 Screening Only
Test Name: C diff toxin B PCR, B6/6 Screening Only
Health Link Test Code: CDIFFS
LIS Test Code: CDIFFS
CPT Code(s): 87493
Detects Clostridium difficile in stool for B6/6 screening purposes only.
Days Performed: Daily.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
Collection Container: Sterile container
Sample Analyzed: Stool
Transport specimen to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection; refrigerate if delay.
LIMIT: One specimen upon admission.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Potential interfering substances are VagisilTM cream and zinc oxide paste.
Results of this assay are not affected by blood, barium sulfate, metronidazole, vancomycin present in stool specimens.
C. difficile positive patients should be placed in enhanced contact precautions for the duration of hospitalization.
In the absence of relevant clinical signs or symptoms, a positive result likely reflects colonization, rather than infection, and does not require treatment.