WHAT IS C. DIFFICILE AMPLIFIED PROBE TEST?

WHAT IS C. DIFFICILE AMPLIFIED PROBE TEST?

A rapid method of identifying the C. difficile toxin using polymerase chain reaction (Goldenberg, 2010) that amplifies the presence of known nucleotides until there are enough copies present to be detectable by standard laboratory methods. This test provides more rapid results than standard enzyme immunoassay testing and provides higher sensitivity, but comparable specificity. However, it is unclear whether the accuracy of the results is improved. This test is four times more expensive to perform than standard enzyme immunoassay testing, and evidence is lacking regarding whether the faster speed of obtaining results leads to better clinical outcomes. 

 

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Genomic Medicine UK is the home of comprehensive genomic testing in London. Our consultant medical doctors work tirelessly to provide the highest standards of medical laboratory testing for personalised medical treatments, genomic risk assessments for common diseases and genomic risk assessment for cancers at an affordable cost for everybody. We use state-of-the-art modern technologies of next-generation sequencing and DNA chip microarray to provide all of our patients and partner doctors with a reliable, evidence-based, thorough and valuable medical service.

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