Laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections: there is light at the end of the colon.

@article{Brecher2013LaboratoryDO,
  title={Laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections: there is light at the end of the colon.},
  author={Stephen M. Brecher and Susan M. Novak-Weekley and Elisabeth Nagy},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 8},
  pages={
          1175-81
        }
}
Single molecular or multistep assays (glutamate dehydrogenase, toxin A/B, ± molecular) are recommended for the diagnosis of CDI in patients with clinically significant diarrhea. Rapid and accurate tests can improve resource allocations and improve patient care. Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for toxins A/B is too insensitive for use as a stand-alone assay. This guideline will examine the use of molecular tests and multitest algorithms for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). These… CONTINUE READING

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