Evaluation of an enzyme immunoassay kit for the detection of Clostridium difficile enterotoxin

R.A. Bowman, S. Arrow, L. Croese, Thomas Riley

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Abstract

The Premier(TM) Clostridium difficile toxin A enzyme immunoassay (EIA) kit was evaluated for the detection of G. difficile enterotoxin in fecal samples. A total of 314 samples was tested by culture, cytotoxin detection and EIA kit. Compared to a combined culture/cytotoxin result the Premier(TM) EIA kit had a sensitivity of 88.3%, a specificity of 100%, a predictive value positive of 100% and a predictive value negative of 87.4%. Test results were available within 3 hrs providing a rapid and reliable means of detecting C. difficile enterotoxin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-481
JournalPathology
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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