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Protocol for the Clostridioides difficile snapshot programme

Published on 11 September 2017

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Describes the methodologies for the national snapshot programme for Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI).



A snapshot programme has been developed by ARHAI Scotland and the Clostridioides difficile Reference Laboratory in order to get a better understanding of the epidemiology of C. difficile in Scotland. This protocol describes how the isolates should be collected and submitted.

The current version of the protocol is version 3.0 published September 2017.

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