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Utility of perirectal swab specimens for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection.

Kundrapu S, Sunkesula VC, Jury LA, Sethi AK, Donskey CJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55(11):1527-30. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis707. Epub 2012 Aug 21.


Comparison of perirectal versus rectal swabs for detection of asymptomatic carriers of toxigenic Clostridium difficile.

Rogers DS, Kundrapu S, Sunkesula VC, Donskey CJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Oct;51(10):3421-2. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01418-13. Epub 2013 Aug 7.


Comparison between the two-step and the three-step algorithms for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile.

Qutub MO, AlBaz N, Hawken P, Anoos A.

Indian J Med Microbiol. 2011 Jul-Sep;29(3):293-6. doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.83916.


Diagnostic accuracy of real-time polymerase chain reaction in detection of Clostridium difficile in the stool samples of patients with suspected Clostridium difficile Infection: a meta-analysis.

Deshpande A, Pasupuleti V, Rolston DD, Jain A, Deshpande N, Pant C, Hernandez AV.

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Oct;53(7):e81-90. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir505.


Impact of strain type on detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile: comparison of molecular diagnostic and enzyme immunoassay approaches.

Tenover FC, Novak-Weekley S, Woods CW, Peterson LR, Davis T, Schreckenberger P, Fang FC, Dascal A, Gerding DN, Nomura JH, Goering RV, Akerlund T, Weissfeld AS, Baron EJ, Wong E, Marlowe EM, Whitmore J, Persing DH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Oct;48(10):3719-24. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00427-10. Epub 2010 Aug 11.


Prospective comparison of a commercial multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction and an enzyme immunoassay with toxigenic culture in the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated infections.

Hernández-Rocha C, Barra-Carrasco J, Álvarez-Lobos M, Paredes-Sabja D, Guzmán-Durán AM.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Apr;75(4):361-5. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.12.010. Epub 2013 Feb 12.


Detection of Clostridium difficile toxin A/B genes by multiplex real-time PCR for the diagnosis of C. difficile infection.

Kim H, Jeong SH, Kim M, Lee Y, Lee K.

J Med Microbiol. 2012 Feb;61(Pt 2):274-7. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.035618-0. Epub 2011 Sep 29.


Evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections.

Lalande V, Barrault L, Wadel S, Eckert C, Petit JC, Barbut F.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jul;49(7):2714-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01835-10. Epub 2011 Apr 27.


Utility of a commercial PCR assay and a clinical prediction rule for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in asymptomatic carriers.

Donskey CJ, Sunkesula VC, Jencson AL, Stone ND, Gould CV, McDonald LC, Samore M, Mayer J, Pacheco S, Sambol S, Petrella L, Terry D, Gerding DN.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jan;52(1):315-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01852-13. Epub 2013 Oct 23.


Comparison of two commercial molecular tests for the detection of Clostridium difficile in the routine diagnostic laboratory.

Zidarič V, Kevorkijan BK, Oresic N, Janezic S, Rupnik M.

J Med Microbiol. 2011 Aug;60(Pt 8):1131-6. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.030163-0. Epub 2011 Mar 3.


Detection of Clostridium difficile toxins in stools. Comparison between a new enzyme immunoassay for toxin A and other routine tests.

Depitre C, Avesani V, Delmée M, Corthier G.

Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 1993;17(4):283-6.


Two-step glutamate dehydrogenase antigen real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile.

Goldenberg SD, Cliff PR, Smith S, Milner M, French GL.

J Hosp Infect. 2010 Jan;74(1):48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2009.08.014. Epub 2009 Nov 8.


Evaluation of a new molecular test, the BD Max Cdiff, for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in fecal samples.

Le Guern R, Herwegh S, Grandbastien B, Courcol R, Wallet F.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Sep;50(9):3089-90. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01250-12. Epub 2012 Jul 3.


Perirectal swab surveillance for Clostridium difficile by use of selective broth preamplification and real-time PCR detection of tcdB.

Curry SR, Schlackman JL, Hamilton TM, Henderson TK, Brown NT, Marsh JW, Shutt KA, Brooks MM, Pasculle AW, Muto CA, Harrison LH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):3788-93. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00679-11. Epub 2011 Aug 31.


Laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea and molecular characterization of clinical isolates.

Russello G, Russo A, Sisto F, Scaltrito MM, Farina C.

New Microbiol. 2012 Jul;35(3):307-16. Epub 2012 Jun 30.


Evaluation of the fully automated BD MAX Cdiff and Xpert C. difficile assays for direct detection of Clostridium difficile in stool specimens.

Dalpke AH, Hofko M, Zorn M, Zimmermann S.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jun;51(6):1906-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00344-13. Epub 2013 Mar 20.


Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in stool samples by real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea.

Peterson LR, Manson RU, Paule SM, Hacek DM, Robicsek A, Thomson RB Jr, Kaul KL.

Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Nov 1;45(9):1152-60. Epub 2007 Sep 25.


Specific detection of toxigenic strains of Clostridium difficile in stool specimens.

Gumerlock PH, Tang YJ, Weiss JB, Silva J Jr.

J Clin Microbiol. 1993 Mar;31(3):507-11.


Evaluation of a simultaneous detection kit for the glutamate dehydrogenase antigen and toxin A/B in feces for diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection.

Kawada M, Annaka M, Kato H, Shibasaki S, Hikosaka K, Mizuno H, Masuda Y, Inamatsu T.

J Infect Chemother. 2011 Dec;17(6):807-11. doi: 10.1007/s10156-011-0267-5. Epub 2011 Jul 2.


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