Detection of Clostridium difficile toxin: Comparison of enzyme immunoassay results with results obtained by cytotoxicity assay

Daniel M. Musher, Atisha Manhas, Pranav Jain, Franziska Nuila, Amna Waqar, Nancy Logan, Bernard Marino, Edward A. Graviss

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Abstract

Several kinds of laboratory techniques are available to detect Clostridium difficile toxin in fecal samples. Because questions have been raised about the reliability of immunoassays compared to the accepted standard, cytotoxicity assay, we studied three enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) and one rapid EIA, which demonstrated relatively good sensitivities and specificities compared to cytotoxicity assay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2737-2739
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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