Comparison of VIDAS® C. difficile GDH automated enzyme linked fluorescence immunoassay (ELFA) with another commercial EIA (QUIK CHEK-60), two selective media and a PCR assay for GluD for the detection of Clostridium difficile in faecal samples. Academic Article uri icon


  • Prevention and management of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) can be improved by rapid and reliable diagnostics. The VIDAS® C. difficile GDH assay had comparable performance to the QUIK CHEK 60 assay (overall agreement 95%) and sensitivity of >93%; thus suitable as the first test in two-stage algorithms for CDI diagnosis.Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

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  • March 2015