Clostridium Difficile Toxin A & B - Stool

Clostridium Difficile Toxin A & B - Stool

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This test is used in detecting clostridium difficile infection.

This Test Includes

Clostridium Difficile Toxin A & B

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Clostridium Difficile Toxin A & B - Stool Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

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

What is this test

Clostridium difficile is the cause of C difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD), an antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and pseudomembranous colitis (PMC). In these disorders bacterial overgrowth of C difficile develops in the colon, typically as a consequence of antibiotic usage. Clindamycin and broad-spectrum cephalosporins have been most frequently associated with CDAD and PMC, but almost all antimicrobials may be responsible. Disease is related to production of toxin A and B. Treatment typically involves withdrawal of the associated antimicrobials and, if symptoms persist, orally administered and intraluminally active metronidazole, vancomycin, or fidaxomicin. Intravenous metronidazole may be used if an oral agent cannot be administered.