A Service Evaluation of Simultaneous near Patient Testing for Influenza, RSV, Clostridium difficle and Norovirus in a UK District General Hospital

ConclusionsLocal GXP testing compared to centralised multiplex PCR testing for IF, NV and CD, demonstrated sensitivities, specificities and NPV between 95% - 100%. Turnaround times were faster, enabling quicker infection prevention and control decision making. In our local setting (WCUH), the GXP demonstrated the potential to reduce NV and IFA/B outbreaks.
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