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Rejection of a Stool Specimen for Clostridium difficile Testing

Purpose:

To determine if a stool specimen for Clostridium difficile testing should be rejected.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing

ICD-10:

A04.7, A41.4, A48.0, B96.8

Description:

Testing for Clostridium difficile should be restricted to certain stool samples. Indiscriminate testing can result in misleading results.

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