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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 Results estimated in 5 working days from sample receipt at lab
Clostridium Difficile Toxin Stool Test
Clostridium Difficile Toxin Stool Test
Clostridium Difficile Toxin Stool Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (1 Biomarker)

From the expert

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
Chief Medical Officer


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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.