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Revised guidance on Clostridium difficile issued

 

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Revised guidance on Clostridium difficile issued

The Department of Health has issued revised guidance on how to test, report and manage C diff infections. In particular, the new guidance will help healthcare providers by identifying which two types of tests, which when used in combination, will deliver the most accurate results for infection testing.

The guidance includes a testing algorithm that provides a step-by-step means of optimising performance, with the ability to clinically categorise patients with much greater accuracy.