ProFlow™ C. difficile GDH
The ProFlow™ C. difficile GDH is a qualitative rapid lateral flow test designed for the detection of Clostridium difficile in the faeces of patients with diarrhoea by detecting the enzyme Glutamate Dehydrogenase. This enzyme is produced by all strains of C. difficile. The test is simple to perform, is economical and is a valuable screening tool in the diagnosis of C. difficile infection. Most laboratories will be able to report results (98-99% negative predictive value) on approximately 96% of their specimens within 20 minutes of receiving them in the laboratory. The few remaining specimens can then be tested by PCR for toxin or referred out to another laboratory for confirmatory testing.