C DIFF TOXIN A&B

Test Code
CDTOXDNA

CPT Codes
87493

Preferred Specimen
STOOL
ONLY LIQUID SPECIMENS ACCEPTED.

Transport Container
STERILE CUP

Transport Temperature
REF - 5 DAYS

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
FORMED OR SOFT STOOL. SAMPLE IN PRESERVATIVE.

Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
C DIFF TOXIN


Clinical Significance
The stool C. difficile toxin test detects harmful substances produced by the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in a stool sample. This infection is a common cause of diarrhea after antibiotic use.



Performing Laboratory
LMH - Microbiology  x 3758 or3759



The CPT Codes provided in this document 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 payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.