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

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

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.03.004
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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.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Academic Press
Copyright: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40447
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