Please ensure that stool sample pots are filled between 1/3 to 1/2 full. This is sufficient sample volume for all stool tests. Under-filling or over-filling stool sample pots may lead to samples being unsuitable for analysis.
N.B. Formed stools will not be tested for C. diffiicile
We perform 3 different tests (dependent on the presentation) for:
We will provide an interpretation dependent the combination of these results. If both GDH and toxin are detected, we consider this is likely to represent C. difficile infection, and report this to the Department of Health under the mandatory reporting scheme.
Within 30 hours (7 days a week)