Microbiology - Bacteriology
Fresh faecal sample required.
If necessary samples may be stored at 2-8oC for 1 week.
Specimens which have previously tested positive for C. difficile toxin will not be retested for 14 days.
***Unacceptable samples are those which are >48 hrs old or in PVA preservative or the like.***
Paediatric Specimen - Fresh Faecal sample but test performed on a case by case basis
Refer to Microbiologist if further interpretation is required.
GDH (Glutamate dehydrogenase) Test use as a primary screen for the presence of C. difficile.
C. difficile Toxin A/B Test used for the presence of toxin producing strains.
Note: C. difficile Toxin A/B Test is only performed on GDH POSITIVE samples.
$48.94 (Exclusive of GST)
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