Researchers from clinical lab supply company Streck, the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the UN Medical Center have developed a method for extracting and detecting Clostridium difficile DNA from stool samples more rapidly than existing commercial methods and with comparable accuracy.

The protocol combines a novel, prototype single-use "lysis microreactor" with Streck's commercially available Philisa thermal cycler, an ultrafast endpoint PCR system that can produce results in less than 15 minutes.

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