C. DIFF QUIK CHEK®

T5029 / 30390

The C. DIFF QUIK CHEK® test is a rapid membrane enzyme immunoassay for use as a screening test to detect Clostridium difficile antigen, glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), in fecal specimens from persons suspected of having C. difficile disease.

The test does not distinguish toxigenic from nontoxigenic strains of C. difficile.

The device contains a Reaction Window with two stripes.
One stripe is a test line specific for GDH, and the other is the control line.

C diff quik chek

Results in approximately 30 minutes

Easy to interpret

Highly sensitive and specific

Results indicators

  • Proper test performance is indicated by the formation of a blue line at the control side (C) of the Reaction Window.
  • A positive result is indicated by the formation of a blue line at the test side (T) of the Reaction Window.
  • If the visible line is located on the side of the cassette labeled “T,” or no lines are visible in the Reaction Window, then the test did not run properly, the results are invalid and the sample should be tested again using a fresh cassette.

Documentation

C. DIFF QUIK CHEK ® Presentations and Publications

Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) is Highly Conserved Among Clostridium difficile Ribotypes
American Society of Microbiology meeting, May 2011, New Orleans, LA

Prevalence of Clostridium difficile in Fecal Samples from Inpatient and Outpatient Populations
American Society of Microbiology meeting, May 2011, New Orleans, LA

Glutamate Dehydrogenase is Highly Conserved Among Clostridium difficile Ribotypes
J. Clin. Microbiol. April 2012 vol. 50 no. 4 1425-1426

Multicenter Evaluation of a Rapid Test for Detection of Clostridium difficile in Fecal Specimens
American Society for Microbiology meeting, May 2006, Orlando, FL

Two Rapid Tests for Detection of Clostridium difficile in Fecal Specimens
American Society for Microbiology meeting, June 2005, Atlanta, GA