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What are the tests for clostridium difficile infections?
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Stool test
The most commonly used tests for c diff are two different stool tests.
One test looks for the unique toxin which c diff produces that causes the diarrhea. The other test searches for the gene (dna) that is specific to c diff and encodes the information to produce the toxin.

In brief: Stool test
The most commonly used tests for c diff are two different stool tests.
One test looks for the unique toxin which c diff produces that causes the diarrhea. The other test searches for the gene (dna) that is specific to c diff and encodes the information to produce the toxin.
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