Putting C. difficile to the test.

C. difficile is the most common known cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea in industrialized countries and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.1 Patients suffering from C. difficile infection (CDI) need accurate and rapid diagnosis and treatment. The demands for C. difficile testing have continued to evolve over the last several years. While the need for highly accurate detection of the organism is clear, there is a renewed focus on the detection of the toxins that cause the disease.