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SMI B 10: processing of faeces for Clostridium difficile

Information on UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations for processing of faeces for Clostridium difficile.

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Under review

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 21 December 2007.

There has been a delay in the review of this document because it is being reviewed as part of a syndromic approach. It is hoped that this will be reviewed and updated accordingly as soon as possible.

Updated Department of Health guidelines regarding testing for Clostridium difficile were issued in May 2012.

The syndromic algorithm S 7: Gastroenteritis and diarrhoea provides supporting information related to this UK SMI.

Published 2 April 2014
Last updated 19 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added issued document, version B 10i1.7.
  2. Added issued document, version B 10i1.6.
  3. First published.