Catalog Home Page

Evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi and meridian bioscience illumigene C. difficile assays for detecting Clostridium difficile ribotype 033 strains

Androga, G.O., McGovern, A.M., Elliott, B., Chang, B.J., Perkins, T.T., Foster, N.F., Riley, T.V. and Onderdonk, A.B. (2015) Evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi and meridian bioscience illumigene C. difficile assays for detecting Clostridium difficile ribotype 033 strains. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53 (3). pp. 973-975.

Free to read: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.03297-14
*No subscription required

Abstract

Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 033 (RT033) is found in the gastrointestinal tracts of production animals and, occasionally, humans. The illumigene C. difficile assay (Meridian Bioscience, Inc.) failed to detect any of 52 C. difficile RT033 isolates, while all strains signaled positive for the binary toxin genes but were reported as negative for C. difficile by the Xpert C. difficile/Epi assay (Cepheid).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Copyright: © 2015, American Society for Microbiology.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33605
Item Control Page Item Control Page