Clostridium Difficile Test




Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a stool test used to identify this toxin, which usually occurs after long-term antibiotic therapy. Clostridium difficile develops when the organism is allowed to thrive in the colon, most commonly after antibiotic use has eliminated competing flora.

The most common antibiotics that pose a potential risk for C. difficile include clindamycin, fluoroquinolones, ciprofloxacin, cephalosporins, and penicillins.

Common Conditions:

  • Diarrhea
  • Blood or mucous in stool
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Headaches

About the Clostridium Difficile Test

The test is a simple stool sample test that can be done at your home or at the office, it only takes minutes to complete and is then sent to the laboratory in the express post bag provided.

The test contains:

  • All the equipment needed to complete the candida test
  • A full set of instructions
  • Express Post overnight return delivery to the laboratory
  • Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 5 business days for evaluation.  Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail, or phone so you’ll know exactly what you need to do if the results come back positive.

Testing for:

Clostridium difficile Toxin A & Toxin B

Turn around time:

2-5 Business days