Which lab results suggest pseudomembranous colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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In patients with pseudomembranous colitis, WBC counts are usually higher than 15,000/µL. An etiologic diagnosis requires identification of C difficile toxin in the stool. PCR, however, is being utilized more commonly.


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