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Evaluation of the Cepheid® Xpert®C. difficile binary toxin (BT) diagnostic assay

Author:
McGovern, Alan M., Androga, Grace O., Moono, Peter, Collins, Deirdre A., Foster, Niki F., Chang, Barbara J., Riley, Thomas V.
Source:
Anaerobe 2018 v.51 pp. 12-16
ISSN:
1075-9964
Subject:
Clostridium difficile, diagnostic techniques, feces, humans
Abstract:
Strains of Clostridium difficile producing only binary toxin (CDT) are found commonly in animals but not humans. However, human diagnostic tests rarely look for CDT. The Cepheid Xpert C. difficile BT assay detects CDT with equal sensitivity (≥92%) in human and animal faecal samples.
Agid:
5919773