Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin – EIA
|Test Requested||Required Requisition(s)||Specimen Type||Minimum Volume||Collection Kit|
C. perfringens Screen Test
Loose or watery stool
Sterile container without preservative – Enteric Outbreak Kit (White –Virology/ Toxin Testing) – Kit Order # 390036
Submission and Collection Notes
Collect a minimum of 2. 0 ml of liquid faeces or add faeces up to the fill line indicated. DO NOT overfill.
Select from different sites of the faeces; preferably blood, mucus or pus.
Only one sample per patient is tested per collection date.
Preparation Prior to Transport
Label the specimen container with the patient’s full name, date of collection and one other unique identifier such as the patient’s date of birth or Health Card Number. Failure to provide this information may result in rejection or testing delay.
Follow the instructions found in the Enteric Outbreak Kit Instruction Sheet under the Virology/Toxin – WHITE capped vial.
Place specimen in a biohazard bag and seal. The stool specimen should be received in the laboratory and processed within the same day of collection; otherwise, specimen must be frozen (indicate the date frozen on the requisition) and shipped on ice packs.
Test Frequency and Turnaround Time (TAT)
Clostridium perfringens testing is performed every Wednesday.
Turnaround time is up to 8 days.
Results are reported to the ordering physician or health care provider as indicated on the requisition.
Clostridium perfringens stool specimens are tested by Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) method.