At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To detect the presence of an infection caused by toxin-producing Clostridium difficile
When to Get Tested?
When a hospital patient over 2 years old or an outpatient over 65 years old has acute diarrhoea that has no other obvious cause, especially during or following treatment with antibiotics.
A fresh unformed stool sample that has not been contaminated with urine or water
Test Preparation Needed?