Table 1

Characteristics of deep-frozen Clostridium difficile strain collection specimens (n = 15) analyzed using the GenomEra C. difficile assay

C. difficile ribotypesVirulence genesGenomEra C. difficile assay result (tcdB)
001, 002, 005, 011, 012, 014, 017, 018, 020, 056tcdA, tcdB+
023, 027, 045, 078tcdA, tcdB, cdtB, deletion in tcdC+
033cdtB, deletion in tcdC