Test Catalog

Test ID: CDIF    
Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile Culture, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile culture provides an isolate suitable for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.


Culture provides definitive evidence of the presence of the bacterium, C difficile in feces, providing an isolate for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
ANAIDAnaerobe IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
RMALAId MALDI-TOF Mass Spec AnaerobeNo, (Bill Only)No
ISANAnaerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional Culture Technique

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

C. difficile Culture

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
C. difficile, Stool
C. difficile, Feces
Antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis
C difficile
Clostridium difficile