5g (3g min.) stool in a leak proof screw capped container. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Sample Tue Sat by 11 am; Report Mon Thu
C. difficile testing may be ordered when a person hospitalized for more than three days has frequent watery stools, abdominal pain, fever, and or nausea during or following a course of antibiotics or following a recent gastrointestinal surgery. Testing may be ordered for outpatients when someone develops these symptoms within 6-8 weeks after taking antibiotics, several days after chemotherapy, or when a person has a chronic gastrointestinal disorder.