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Clostridium Difficile Toxin Stool Test
Clostridium Difficile Toxin Stool Test
Clostridium Difficile Toxin Stool Test

Clostridium Difficile Toxin Stool Test

Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming bacterium that causes antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and colitis. This stool test checks for the Clostridium difficile toxin A/B.
Stool sample 1 biomarker included 4 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (1 Biomarker)

Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) is a bacterium that is present naturally in the gut of around 3% of adults and 66% of children. C. Diff doesn't cause any problems in healthy people. However, some antibiotics that are used to treat other health conditions can interfere with the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut.

If there is an imbalance of bacteria, C. Diff can take over. It creates two main types of toxins that affect the body and cause symptoms of the actual disease. The toxins attack the intestinal wall and left untreated may cause ulcerations. Symptoms may include diarrhoea and cramping at first. The later stages are commonly flu-like symptoms of weakness, dehydration, fever, nausea, vomiting and in advanced stages - blood in your stool / faeces.

C. Diff infections can be prevented by good hygiene practices in healthcare environments. However, it is extremely contagious and is spread very easily.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.