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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Faeces: Clostridium difficile
Sample
Faeces
Sample container
30ml universal or blue top with 'spoon'
Volume required
¼ of a universal container
Special requirements for specimen collection
Only 1 sample will be tested in any 7 day period. 
Samples must be of Bristol stool type 6 or 7. 
If CDT positive do not repeat within 28days. 
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
See 
http://www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/primary/pathology/pathology-departments/microbiology/specimen-information/faeces-samples/ 
for further information.
Turn around time
24 hrs
Last modified: 02/08/2017