Rapid diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) and pseudomembranous colitis (PMC). Testing formed feces for Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile is generally not clinically indicated.
Utilization of this order will be audited.
Transfer formed stool to a Stool transport media/vial - Culture and sensitivity (C&S) until the liquid reaches the fill level indicator line.
Ambient (preferred) - <7 days
Refrigerated - <7 days
Frozen - <7days
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) using LightCycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)