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Xpert® C. difficile

Detection of Clostridium difficile in 45-minutes

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The Need


The alarming rise in the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) highlights the need for rapid and accurate diagnostic solutions. Today’s testing methodologies have forced clinicians to choose between solutions that deliver either speed or accuracy.

Xpert® C. difficile delivers both:

  • 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

Management of CDI requires rapid and accurate diagnosis. Cepheid’s Xpert C. difficile delivers both while enabling clinicians to optimize patient management and reduce length of stay.

(1) Sloan et al., JCM 2008

The Solution


Today’s testing methodologies have forced clinicians to choose between solutions that deliver either speed or accuracy. Cepheid’s 45-minute Xpert C. difficile delivers both:

  • Superior test accuracy eliminates the need for additional or repeat testing
  • 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.

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Xpert® C. difficile

Number of Tests: 10

Catalog #: GXCDIFFICILE-10

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