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Xpert® C. difficile

Detection of Clostridium difficile in 40 minutes*

Xpert<sup>®</sup>&nbsp;<em>C. difficile</em>

The Need


The alarming rise in the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) highlights the need for rapid and accurate diagnostic solutions:

  • Sensitivity of current available rapid diagnostic tests are unacceptably low1
  • Additional length of stay increase caused by C. difficile infection is 5.6 days1
  • Incremental costs due to C. difficile infection can be as high as $7,1791 per patient
  • Testing of all suspected CDI cases directly with PCR is cost effective2

(1) Sloan L, et al. Comparison of Real-Time PCR for Detection of the tcdC Gene With Four Toxin Immunoassays and Culture in Diagnosis of Clostridium Difficile Infection. J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Jun; 46(6): 1996–2001. Accessed May 2020.

(2) Larson AM, et al. Evaluation of tcdB Real-Time PCR in a Three-Step Diagnostic Algorithm for Detection of Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jan; 48(1): 124–130. Accessed May 2020.

* With early assay termination (EAT) for positive results.

The Solution


Today’s testing methodologies have forced clinicians to choose between solutions that deliver either speed or accuracy. Cepheid’s Xpert® C. difficile delivers both in just 40 minutes:

  • Superior test accuracy eliminates the need for additional or repeat testing
  • Testing of all suspected CDI cases directly with PCR is cost effective2
  • Rapid identification of infected patient helps infection control efforts
  • Timely reporting enables clinicians to administer appropriate therapy thereby improving patient management

Cepheid’s Xpert C. difficile test provides on-demand results you can trust and empowers your clinical team to better manage patients.

Ordering Info


Xpert® C. difficile

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: GXCDIFFICILE-10

Xpert® C. difficile

Number of Tests: 120

Catalog #: GXCDIFFICILE-120
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