Healthcare Associated Infections

C. difficile ELITe MGB® Kit

Clostridium difficile bacteria are major causes of healthcare associated infections, especially in the elderly or in patients treated by antibiotics. Intensive use of antibiotics can promote C. difficile expansion, leading to severe outcomes. Rapid detection of patients with Clostridium difficile infections in healthcare facilities is crucial, to isolate infected patients, provide an appropriate treatment and proceed to decontamination.

C. difficile ELITe MGB® Kit is a real-time PCR assay designed for the detection and the differentiation of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B DNA, including the hypervirulent epidemic NAP1/BI/027 strain. The assay is CE-IVD validated on stool, in combination with ELITe InGenius®, a fully automated sample-to-result solution.


Conserved targets · Conserved regions of Toxin A (tcdA) and Toxin B (tcdB) genes and an artificial DNA sequence as an internal control
Easy-to-use · Monoreagent, ready to use
Best-in class PCR technology · ELITe MGB probes designed with Minor Groove Binder, Superbases® and Eclipse® Dark Quencher
Sample · Stool
Integrated workflow · Fully automated process for extraction, amplification and result analysis with ELITe InGenius
High performance · 100% clinical sensitivity and 98% clinical specificity
Eluate storage · Additional testing including multiple PCR from the same eluate, retesting or archiving
Minimal hands-on time · Less than 2 minutes per sample from extraction to result analysis
Complete HAI menu · Complete healthcare associated infections range with CRE ELITe MGB® Kit, ESBL ELITe MGB® Kit, MRSA/SA ELITe MGB® Kit and Colistin ELITe MGB® Kit*

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Ordering Information

Product Name Description Reference
C. difficile ELITe MGB Kit 4 tubes, 24 reactions each M800358
C. difficile ELITe Positive Control 4 tubes, 4 reactions each M800373
CTRCPE – Internal Control 4 tubes, 12 reactions each CTRCPE


C. difficile ELITe MGB® Kit is also CE-IVD validated with other systems.