GeneXpert Clostridium Difficile/Epidemic 027 Reagent Test 10/Box
The Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi is a rapid diagnostic test that helps identify C. difficile infection in patients with diarrhea. The test is easy to use and provides results in minutes. Xpert C. difficile/Epi is a CLIA-waived test and is available for use with the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay. Xpert® C. difficile/Epi is a 45-minute detection & differentiation of Clostridium difficile & the Epidemic 027 strain.
Xpert C. difficile/Epi is a real-time PCR assay for the detection of C. difficile toxin A and B in stool specimens. The assay is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of C. difficile infection.
The epidemic strain of Clostridium difficile (027/NAP1/BI) is known to produce a significantly higher number of C. difficile spores and toxins. The epidemic strain has also been identified as a cause of hospital outbreaks worldwide. Healthcare professionals can now be informed on the epidemic C. difficile strain and make appropriate infection control decisions.