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Clostridium Difficile Toxin

C. Difficile infections in the intestine produce a spectrum of clinical disease, ranging from asymptomatic carriers to moderate diarrheal illness, to severe, life-threatening enterocolitis.

The diagnosis is suspected on the basis of prior broad-spectrum antibiotic exposure and semi-formed, not liquid stool.

The diagnosis is confirmed  by the presence of C. Dif. Toxin in a stool specimen. 

Normal Values*

C. Difficile Toxin Negative

*These are general values taken from a variety of sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.

Source: Operational Medicine 2001,  Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20372-5300