CDFRP - Overview: Clostridium difficile Toxin, Molecular Detection, PCR, Feces

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CDFRP    
Clostridium difficile Toxin, Molecular Detection, PCR, Feces

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Sensitive, specific, and rapid diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) using LightCycler and Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

C. difficile Toxin PCR, F

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea
Antibiotic Associated Pseudomembraneous Colitis
C. difficile Toxin
C. difficile, Stool
Clostridium difficile, Feces