Rapid diagnosis of toxigenic Clostridium difficile using a novel LAMP technology
The identification of C. difficile carriers who have the potential to produce toxin can take up to four days, delaying patient isolation and increasing the chance of nosocomial spread of infection. Here, Laura Nottle considers the performance and benefits of a tcdB gene detection assay.
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