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Rapid Detection of Toxigenic Strains of Clostridium difficile


The Portrait Analyser, developed and manufactured by the Great Basin Corporation and available exclusively from Pro-Lab Diagnostics in Europe, is a novel system offering rapid and accurate detection of Clostridium difficile.

Thanks to its integrated disposable cartridge system, the instrument provides sample-to-result analysis with virtually no manual input, providing a straightforward ‘yes/no’ result in 90 minutes. The assay boasts exceptional performance, with a sensitivity of 98%.

The amplification is isothermal eliminating the need for expensive temperature cycling, while amPED enhanced signal detection allows for low cost imaging technology.

This cost-effective solution offers laboratories an effective mechanism for the rapid detection of toxigenic strains of Clostridium difficile, accelerating the clinical decision-making process and improving patient outcomes.


      

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Date Published: 19th June 2014

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