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Clostridium difficile PCR-ribotyping

Nosocomial Infections Laboratory


Health Science

Lab name

Nosocomial Infections Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

Clostridium difficile PCR-ribotyping


Clostridium difficile from outbreaks, recurrent infections and severe disease

Turnaround time

10 working days for reference specimens

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Pure culture

Media requirements

Any medium that supports the growth of the organism

Pre-transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature

How results reported

The PCR-ribotype will be reported if the PCR-ribotyping products match those of one of the reference C. difficile PCR-ribotyping strains held by ESR.

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