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Clostridium difficile is a bacterium of the family Clostridium. It is an anaerobic bacterium and produces spores that can survive for a long time in the environment.
It can cause diarrhoea, ranging from a mild disturbance to a very severe illness with ulceration and bleeding from the colon. It extreem cases it can be fatal.
People most at risk are those who have taken strong antibiotics, which reduce their resources of 'good' bacteria, and the elderly - over 80 per cent of cases are reported in the over 65s.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your swab sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Clostridium Difficile swab test swab sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your swab sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Clostridium Difficile swab test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your swab sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your swab sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your swab sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range swab results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Clostridium Difficile swab test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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