Title

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

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Academic Press

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

26689

Comments

Originally published as:

McGovern, A. M., Androga, G. O., Moono, P., Collins, D. A., Foster, N. F., Chang, B. J., & Riley, T. V. (2018). Evaluation of the Cepheid® Xpert® C. difficile binary toxin (BT) diagnostic assay. Anaerobe, 51, 12-16. doi:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.03.004

Original article available here.

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.

DOI

10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.03.004

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