Clostridium Difficile DNA Detection by Real Time PCR, Stool in Kattupakkam
Understanding Clostridium Difficile DNA Detection by Real Time PCR, Stool in Kattupakkam
What is Clostridium Difficile DNA Detection by Real Time PCR, Stool in Kattupakkam?
Clostridium Difficile DNA Detection by Real-Time PCR, Stool is a stool test that detects the presence of an infection caused by toxin-producing Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria. It is usually advised when a person has mild, moderate, or severe diarrhea that persists for several days, without another explanation, especially in people who have received antibiotic therapy. This test is rapid and very sensitive to confirm the presence of C. difficile toxin gene. There are many infectious and non-infectious causes of acute (recent onset) and chronic (long-term) diarrhea and this testing may be used to help determine the cause. False positives with this method can be minimized by only testing those people who are symptomatic and likely to have C. difficile infection.