Tagged: C diff bacteria


TWO-STAGE TESTING NEEDED FOR C DIFF

News & events | 1 Nov 2008 | Tags: C diff bacteria Clostridium difficile stool samples

Patients suspected of carrying the C diff bacteria should have their stool samples tested twice to avoid misdiagnosis, according to researchers at St George?s, University of London and St George?s Healthcare NHS Trust.? Currently, patients across the NHS are diagnosed with a single test, based on the level of a toxin produced …