Clostridium difficile bacillus has been identified as a causal agent of antibiotic-associated diarrea (AAD) and its infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality in the elderly.
Transmitted by the fecal-oral and/or aerosols routes, the severity of its infection ranges from mild diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis to toxic megacolon, perforations of the colon and occasionally, sepsis and even death. In fact, infected persons with acute diarrhea can lead to heavy contamination of the environment with spores, which can persist in dust or on surfaces for months and be transmitted to other hospitalized patients or to healthcare workers once again.
VIASURE Clostridium difficile toxins A+B Real Time PCR Detection Kit has been designed for specific identification and differentiation of Clostridium difficile Toxin A and B in human stool samples from patients with signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal infection. Each well included with the kit contains all the components necessary for Real Time PCR assay in a stabilized format, that allow transport and storage at room temperature for 24 months from production, as well as an internal control to discard the inhibition of the polymerase activity.
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