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Efficient Detection of Environmental Clostridium difficile Within 24 Hrs

Hardy Diagnostics’ new C Diff Banana Broth is recommended as a selective detection broth for the recovery of Clostridium difficile from environmental samples.

The product is named C Diff Banana Broth because of the color change reaction when C. difficile is present. The broth changes from a deep red indicating a negative reaction to a milky yellow indicating a positive reaction.

By offering speed and specificity of detection, C Diff Banana Broth is ideal for verifying the efficacy of the hospital infection control cleaning procedures.

The formulation’s specificity was found to be 100 percent with a sensitivity of 88 percent1. This selective and differential medium is suitable for recovering both Clostridium difficile spores and vegetative cells. A result in as little as 24 hours means a faster turnaround resulting in better infection control and patient care.

Banana Broth needs no pre-reduction or special anaerobic equipment. With faster results and easy-to-read color change results, Banana Broth is now a necessity in every hospital’s environmental monitoring program.

For more information, visit the Banana Broth landing page: or contact us


[1] Journal of Clinical Microbiology, September 2014, Vol. 50 No. 9, page 3,259.

Tags: Clostridium difficile, Environmental Monitoring, Healthcare-associated Infections

Date Published: December 1, 2016

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