Collection Instructions


Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Stool Test Kit

Turn Around Time

24 hours Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a stool test used to identify this toxin, which usually occurs after long term antibiotic therapy. Clostridium difficile develops when the organism is allowed to thrive in the colon, most commonly after antibiotic use has eliminated competing flora.

The most common antibiotics that pose a potential risk for C. difficile include clindamycin, fluoroquinolones, ciprofloxacin, cephalosporins and penicillins.


  • Clostridium difficile Toxin A & Toxin B

Test Method

EIA (Enzyme immunoassay)

Common Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
    • Abdominal pain
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Blood or mucous in stool
    • Diarrhoea
    • Fever
    • Headaches

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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