Analyzer Testing

Clostridium difficile Analyzer

Clostridium difficile Analyzer

Order Name: C Diff An
Test Number: 17262993
Test Description

Used in the evaluation of Suspected Clostridium difficile infection. The first step in the C Diff Analyzer is a rapid membrane enzyme immunoassay for the simultaneous detection of Clostridium difficile glutamate dehydrogenase antigen and toxins A and B. The assay detects C. difficile antigen, glutamate dehydrogenase as a screen for the presence of C. difficile and confirms the presence of toxigenic C. difficile by detecting toxins A and B in fecal specimens from persons suspected of having C. difficile disease.

Positive results are indicative of active infection while negative results effectively exclude infection. Results considered indeterminate with the combination antigen and toxin test will automatically reflex to the molecular assay to detect the presence of C. difficile DNA.

For collection information refer to this test in the Test Directory.

Initial Testing

Test Name CPT Codes
Clostridium difficile Analyzer Screening 87324, 87449

Possible Additional Testing

Test Name CPT Codes
Clostridium difficile DNA Detection 87493