CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN DNA PROBE AMPLIFICATION

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: CDIFPCR
MGH LIS Test #: 354
Schedule: Daily
Testing Time: 1 Day
Testing Lab: Marquette General Hospital

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 5 mL
Temperature: Refrigerate
Tube Type: Stool Fresh
Collection Info:
Specimens are stable for 5 days at refrigerated temperature. Ambient specimens are only stable for 24 hrs.  
Liquid or soft stools are the preferred specimen.
Volume: 5 mL
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Carey-Blair Stool
Collection Info:

Methods

Real Time PCR or loop-mediated isothermal amplification.

Clinical Utilities

For the detection of Clostridium difficile toxin B in stool  specimens.

CPT Codes

87493

* 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.

Reference Range

Negative