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Each accession received will be charged a $5.00 accessioning fee, in addition to the requested testing.
Fees are subject to change without notice, please call the lab if you have any questions.
Contract pricing available. For information please refer to the contract billing page.

All test turnaround times are listed in business days and do not include Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Clostridium difficile Toxins (A/B) - CLDT

Sample Details: Fresh feces or tied-off loop of bowel (with contents)
Cost/Fee: $33.00 /sample

*May qualify for New York State contract pricing.

For investigational purposes only.  The sensitivity of  this Clostridium difficile toxin test is maximized by freezing fecal samples that can not be sent chilled to the lab to arrive the next day, since these toxins are heat labile. If you are requesting other testing on feces or colon contents, such as parasitology exams for which the sample should not be frozen, it requires having two separate fecal specimens. The specimen held over a night or weekend can be frozen, labeled as "held frozen" and shipped with extra insulation/freezer packs.  A negative toxin test result on a sample that has not been handled in this way should be interpreted with caution as it may not reflect the actual disease status of the animal. Please consider the Foal Diarrhea/Septicemia Kit and Adult Equine Diarrhea Kit for equine submissions.

Lab Section: Bacteriology

Description: For the detection of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B by ELISA in enteric samples.

Min Sample Volume: 0.5g or 0.1ml

Collection Container: Sealed sterile container. Swabs are NOT acceptable.

Coolant: Refrigerate. Fresh samples must reach the lab within 24 hours of collection. If this is not possible, freeze immediately and ship overnight frozen on dry ice.

Test Target: Antigen

Test Days: M, W, F

Test Turnaround (business days): 2 days


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