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Faeces - Clostridioides difficile (previously Clostridium difficile)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Faeces sample Bristol type 5 and above and should take the shape of the container, otherwise samples will get rejected.

A minimum of 1ml should be collected. Where less than 1ml is received, the laboratory will prioritise based on the clinical information provided.


Turnaround Time: 36 hours

Test for detection of GDH and toxin B

Other Comments:

Collection container: Leakproof clean container

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided: Do not repeat samples from known toxin positives within 28days.

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature