Test shows toxin in stool may indicate C. diff severity

2021-10-12

A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found a toxin test based on Simoa technology showed that toxin content in stool correlated with Clostridioides difficile infection severity, with higher levels indicating more severe disease at diagnosis, according to researchers led by Nira R. Pollock, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Researchers said the study may help in the development of a single-step test to better diagnose C. diff and predict outcomes.

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