Medline ® Abstract for Reference 57
of 'Clostridium difficile infection in adults: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis'
The utility of repeated stool toxin testing for diagnosing Clostridium difficile colitis.
Gade R, Turett G
South Med J. 2009;102(10):1007.
Clostridium difficile is diagnosed using the enzyme-linked immunoassay (EIA) with the specificity and sensitivity ranging from 50-90% and 70-95%, respectively. Due to the wide ranges, there is considerable confusion regarding the value of the EIA toxin test. We undertook this study to evaluate the benefit of repeat stool toxin testing.
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