If it is not possible to despatch the stool sample to the laboratory on the same day, the sample should be kept at 2-8°C in a refrigerator.
Note: Stool in transport media, on swabs, mixed in urine or preservatives, is not appropriate for testing and will have to be rejected. Sample should reach laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours after collection.
C. difficile Testing Algorithm: Results, Interpretation and Action
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