FDA clears test for bacteria that can cause serious intestinal disease

Posted by Food and Drug Administration--Press Releases on Friday Apr 8, 2011 Under News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared a test called the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile/Epi assay that is designed to rapidly detect the toxin B gene associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a cause of diarrhea that can lead to colitis, other serious intestinal conditions and death in severe cases.

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