Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
1-5 g or mL Unformed Stool
Collect fresh stool in sterile, leak-proof container without media, preservative, or metal ion. For patients requiring the use of diapers, first line the diaper with clean plastic to prevent absorption. Then transfer 5 grams or 5 mL of the stool specimen from the plastic lined diaper to the sterile container. Do not submit the diaper itself. Cap securely. Do not use any preservative, media or additive.
Room Temp=Unacceptable; Refrigerated=72 Hours; Frozen=30 Days
Formed stool; Stool submitted in transport media or swab; Rectal swab; Unfrozen stool >72 hours old; Received room temp
5 g or mL Unformed Stool
1 g or mL Unformed Stool
If the GDH Antigen is detected and the Toxin A and B are not detected or the GDH Antigen is not detected and the Toxin A and B are detected, 16377 Clostridium difficile Toxin B, Qualitative Real Time PCR will be performed.
87449, 87324; 87493