ProGastro Cd Assay
An easy-to-use real-time PCR kit for detection of toxigenic strains of Clostridium difficile.
A major public health concern
C. difficile is a bacterium that causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. It is one of the most common hospital-aquired infections, is a potent nosocomial and has become a major public health concern both in North America and in Europe. Some cases of community-acquired C. difficile have also been reported.
The sensitivity your patients need
The ProGastro Cd assay's sensitivity and specificity make it an excellent choice for diagnosis of symptomatic patients. In clinical trials, the ProGastro Cd assay detected 43% more positive test results than the gold-standard cytotoxin assay.
3-hour time to result
The ProGastro Cd assay employs the same easy-to-use, flexible format as Prodesse's respiratory virus tests. Results are available in about 3 hours, while cytotoxin assay results usually take at least 48 hours.
|ProGastro Cd Detection Kit
S.T.A.R. Buffer Kit
Detects: Clostridium difficile. (Supermix [with taq], Internal Control and Positive Control)
|Cat #||Product||Kit Size||MSDS|
|E38VK00||ProGastro Cd Assay Kit||100||ESM38 GCT02 ECT64|
|E38VK55||S.T.A.R. Buffer Kit||200||GLS36|
The ProGastro Cd assay was cleared for In Vitro Diagnostic Use by the FDA in 2009.
For additional availability in other countries please contact your local sales rep or distributor.
There were no inhibited samples.
37 PCR positive, cytotoxin negative specimens:
6 PCR negative, cytotoxin positive specimens:
Please see package insert for detailed information.
Poster by Imperial College of Londonat 2009 ECCMID
Poster by Prodesse at 2009 ECCMID
Poster by Baylor Health Care System at 2009 American Society for Microbiology
Poster by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital at 2009 American Society for Microbiology
Poster by Nationwide Children's at 2009 American Society for Microbiology
Poster by Cleveland Clinic at 2009 American Society for Microbiology
Poster by Johns Hopkins at 2009 Clinical Virology Symposium
Poster by University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey at 2009 Clinical Virology Symposium
Poster by Prodesse at 2009 Clinical Virology Symposium