Rapid gastrointestinal infection test IMMUNOQUICK® GDH & TOX A/B
glutamateClostridium difficilestool

rapid gastrointestinal infection test
rapid gastrointestinal infection test
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Characteristics

Applications
for gastrointestinal infections
Tested parameter
glutamate
Micro-organism
Clostridium difficile
Sample type
stool
Analysis mode
immunochromatographic

Description

Rapid tests for the detection of Clostridium diffi cile glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) and A & B toxins in stool samples Rapid - Easy handling in only 3 steps - Results in 15 minutes High performances - IMMUNOQUICK® C. dif cile GDH * : • Speci city 95.8% - Sensitivity 95.9% - IMMUNOQUICK® Tox A/B ** : • Speci city 88.0% - Sensitivity 99.0% Convenient - IMMUNOQUICK® C. dif cile GDH : storage 18 months at 2-30°C - IMMUNOQUICK® Tox A/B : storage 12 months at 2-30°C THE SOLUTION Clostridium dif cile is an anaerobic spore-forming bacterium which opportunistically dominates in the gastrointestinal tract when other ora are impacted by the use of antibiotics. C. dif cile has become one of the most serious nosocomial pathogens impacting hospitals, nursing homes and other medical institutions. C. dif cile causes antibiotic associated diarrhea and pseudo-membranous colitis (PC), a severe in ammation of the colon which can be life threatening, especially among the elderly. The detection of C. dif cile enzyme and toxins is essential for optimal diagnosis : 1- Initial stool screening with a GDH immunoassay test (sensitive for C. dif cile detection) : IMMUNOQUICK® C. dif cile GDH. 2- If GDH positive, a second speci c test is performed to determine the presence of enterotoxin A & cytotoxin B with IMMUNOQUICK® Tox A/B.

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