C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE® by Alere Inc

Manufacturer Alere Inc  |   Model: T30525C
4.4
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5.0
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Average Rating: 4.4
82 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Easy to use. Easy to read results.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area: analyze stool specimens

"It is easy to use and easy to read and interpret test results."

Review date: 03 Apr 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Princeton BMC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent product, simple to use, easy to interpret.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:C. difficile screening/testing

"The product is very easy to use. We also use Alere's Shiga Toxin assay and the steps are almost identical. In our population, we use a C. diff screening algorithm - GDH/Toxin screening and PCR follow up if only one test line is present. Only about 15% of our screens need a PCR follow up."

Review date: 01 Apr 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Providence Health Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I find this a very quick and simple screen for CDI.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Direct fecal analysis

"This product is being used as an initial screen for C. difficile disease. As a screen, it is quick, easy and inexpensive. This test if followed up by PCR when applicable."

Review date: 30 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Revere Health



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Easy, quick and cost effective test for C diff.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze directly from stool sample

"This is a cost effective way for our providers to screen for C. diff. No one likes working with poop but it is quick and we get results faster than sending the test to a reference lab."

Review date: 28 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Kaiser Permanente



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Ease of use, great for C Diff screening.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"It is easy to use with simple instructions and great for C Diff screening."

Review date: 27 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Kaiser Permanente



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Ease of use and great for C Diff screening.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"It is simple to use with easy to understand instructions. Great of C diff screening."

Review date: 27 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Taylor Regional hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great test, easier to use than our last C. difficile product.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology Tech

"Quick easy results. Only about 2 minutes hands on time - 30 minutes overall test time."

Review date: 27 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: NICL LABORATORIES



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great screening and diagnostic test- Cost effective!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Screening and Diagnostics

"Definitely a good screening and diagnostic test, easy to use and easy to train others on. A cost effective and efficient test. You can run random specimens at any time!"

Review date: 23 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: VA Medical Center, Boise, ID



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Overall a great reliable way to measure small amounts of C. difficile exotoxins.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Infectious Disease Research

"We love the C.DIFF Quik Check because 1) it is very easy to use; 2) very sensitive to small concentrations of exotoxins; 3) very reliable. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. I've purchased the kit for years now from Alere. Perhaps I would qualify for some sort of discount due to the long relationship we've had over the years. Perhaps you could place me in contact with a local representative? Thank you very much!"

Review date: 23 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Conway Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great Results!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Antigen & Toxin Screening

"Performs very well. We are very happy with the product."

Review date: 22 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: WADLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product and accurate results
Rating: 5.0
"It is very easy to use, and interpretation of the test result is simple - just observe the blue lines on the Ag and Tox sides of the reaction window. The background is white and gives a discernible result. All staff (3 shifts) have no problem running the tests. In the past, we thought just liquid faecal specimens would be positive for either toxin or antigen. But over the years, liquid, solid, and semi-solid faecal specimens can also give positive toxin or antigen results.The only drawback - we have to bring all the reagents and devices to room temperature before running the tests."

Review date: 22 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital - Trinity Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
This product works well as long as the specimen has been handled properly.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Screening stool samples for C.difficile

"We like to product. It is easy to use and interpret and helps to separate the positives from the negatives from the unresolved i.e. antigen positive - toxin negative."

Review date: 22 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Taylor Regional Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Thanks for your service.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pathology Team Leader

"Great product for our needs! We also use the Shiga Toxin kit."

Review date: 22 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very satisfied with use of C diff quik check, complete for C diff algorithm use
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Part of C diff algorithm testing

"Excellent results achieved- approx 75% of tests are completed; 25% of tests reflex to PCR testing."

Review date: 21 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Memorial University Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Alere's Quik Chek C.diff kit allows for confident resulting of patient samples.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology Department - Hospital Lab

"Since switching from an EIA C.diff test to the Alere Quik Chek C.diff test, the difference has been night and day! We used to batch our tests because they took so long to run, but the Quik Chek allows for rapid testing of individual samples resulting in a much faster turnaround time. We missed several positive C.diff patients using the EIA method due to poor sensitivity for that methodology. I am confident in the results that we turn out using Alere's test kit, plus having the toxin detection built right into the test cassette is a huge time-saver!"

Review date: 21 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Memorial Hospital Microbiology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Test has decreased our hospital-acquired C diff infection rate
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Clinical Microbiology (hospital lab)

"The test is very easy for microbiologists to run. Support from the vendor during validation and go live was very good."

Review date: 21 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The product is good with decent sensitivity and specificity.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:This product is being used in an 2 step testing algorithm for C. diff.

"The product is easy to use. The package insert instructions are straight forward and easy to follow. We feel that with the two step algorithm we are able to effectively distinguish between active disease and carrier state."

Review date: 21 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Skyline Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
LOVE this test, very affordable.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"We find the Quick Chek to be an outstanding method for determining both antigen and antibody response for patients. This is a test that really IS worth the money and is the reason why we did NOT go for a molecular assay for C. diff!"

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Clear Lake Regional Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great Results!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:MICROBIOLOGY LAB

"It is great value, and accuracy. I would highly recommend to our sister facilities."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Skyline Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Quick, east to use and cost effective kit for C. diff testing
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze stool samples for C. diff

"Alere C. diff Quik Chek clinical laboratory kit is an accurate, timely, easy to use and cost effective method for the determination of C. difficile antigen and toxin."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Pratt Regional Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
We are very satisfied with this product as our go-to test for CDI screening.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Anlayze stool specimens

"The Alere C.Diff Quik Chek Complete fits the algorithm recommended by ASM's 2010 guidelines for management of CDI. We rely on it as our in-house screen for CDI. In addition to stricter specimen requirements, we rarely have to send specimens to our reference lab for further testing. We get great service from our rep and product arrives quickly when ordered. The shelf life is great also."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: CarolinaEast Medical Center, New Bern , NC 28560



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Our infection prevention dept. is happy with the results provided by this test.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analysis of stool samples

"This test is simple to use and requires little hands on time. We use this test as a two part algorithm, where if the GDH antigen is positive and the Cdiff toxin is negative, we reflex to PCR. However, it is both are either positive or negative, no further testing is necessary."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: HackensackUMC Mountainside



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great kit, I would definitely recommend!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Running C Diffs on patients.

"Very easy to use!!! This company is always very responsive to any issues that happen to come up."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: DCH



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Is used almost daily
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:detects infection

"Easy to use with reliable, reproducible results. Much better than the others!"

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Uvalde Memorial Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great Test!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:screen for C diff

"This is a good quality test that is tech friendly."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Unity Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Dependable test
Rating: 2.7

  • Application Area:Diagnostic testing

"Testing is dependable, for what we use it for. Testing is multi-step and requires long incubation times, but is easy to read. We never have follow up after sales care?"

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Ms. Nelson, I apologize that you haven't received after-sales care. I have spoken with your local account executive and you should be hearing from them soon.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Medina Regional Hospital



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Superior accuracy with PCR.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Used to diagnose C diff. in patients.

"We love the accuracy of the test. The incubation takes a long time and on occasion the test fails and must be repeated but most of the time testing is successful."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Texas Health Southwest Hospital



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
OK but not perfect for a screening platform.
Rating: 2.7

  • Application Area:C. Diff GDH and Toxin screening

"The test give expected results for GDH but we are disappointed with the sensitivity of the toxin test."

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Mr. Crockett, I'm sorry to hear you are disappointed in the sensitivity of the toxin test. The sensitivity often looks low compared to molecular tests or toxigenic culture. This is because carriers can have the bacteria present without actively producing toxin. They will be positive by PCR or Tox Culture, since the bacteria can make the toxin if needed, but are negative by a Toxin assay because toxin isn't actively being produced. I would be happy to discuss this further with you if needed. Please contact Laurie Osbahr (Laurie.Osbahr@alere.com) - ID Product Manager.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Dodge County Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results so far.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Testing stool samples for presence of c diff

"Product is easy to use, gives quality results for our physicians and is a money saver for our lab"

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: PAGNY



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Mediocre support
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Analyze samples for C. diff

"Results are high quality, interface is difficult to use. Poor customer service."

Review date: 19 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Mr. Leider, I apologize that you received poor customer service, it is our goal to always provide excellent service both during and after a sale. If you would like to provide more detail I will follow up with our Customer Service team directly to ensure it is resolved. Please contact Laurie Osbahr (Laurie.Osbahr@alere.com) - ID Product Manager.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Northwest Florida Community Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I made the switch from molecular and I am not looking back.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Patient testing.

"Excellent accuracy. Ease of use. The technologist like using it. This is a better option regarding microbial patient isolation decisions. It is also beneficial to prevent over use of antibiotics. The Medical Staff has approved its use in our hospital."

Review date: 19 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: St. Mary's Regional Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product for detecting true infection.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:350 BED ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL

"By using the Alere cdiff quick check in our algorithm for detecting true C. diff infections I believe we are getting the best quality result for our patients. Performing only PCR would also give positive results for patients who are carriers of the C. diff toxin gene but who don't have active disease."

Review date: 19 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: WRRMC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Highly recommend
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:C Diff Toxin and Antigen testing in Stool Specimens

"This kit is quick and easy to use, and produces valid results every time. We don't struggle with invalid test results, we don't have trouble with the kit being back-ordered, and we have no trouble with training or use. I appreciate the addition of the toxin results in addition to the antigen results. The results are clear and easy to interpret."

Review date: 18 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: INTEGRATED REGIONAL LABORATORIES



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
This test is relatively fast, gives quick results.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Fecal specimens

"This product is fairly easy to use and the quality is high. There are several steps where there is opportunity for failure as well as there being 2 reagents in the first step."

Review date: 18 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Kettering Health Network



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Not planning on using
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"Just had a trial of product have not purchased. Currently have a C. diff analyzer. Also, thinking about going to Vidas to do C-diff testing. We do have the Alere flu machine's they gave us some difficulty for a while due to many invalids. Since we received a new shipment we have not had as many problems."

Review date: 18 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Ms. Goerler, we are sorry the Alere I flu test presented some challenges, although I'm glad to hear the new shipment has helped resolve the problem. I would be happy to speak with you regarding C. difficile testing options before you make your decision. Please contact Laurie Osbahr (Laurie.Osbahr@alere.com) - ID Product Manager.
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: HCA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good screening test
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"Easy to use includes all consumables in one package and an insert card with procedure summary. Built in Control and easy to interpret."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: ETMC Quitman



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A+ Kit
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:To check patients for C. diff

"This is a very effective and easy to use kit. Great value for the price."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: OhioHealth



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Overall nice quick test for C.Diff!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Quick check for cdiff in patients

"Easy to use. Directions are clear. Easy to read- however sometimes the background doesn't clear completely. Overall 4 rating- sometimes (rarely) the results are not clear to read."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Sequoia Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Reliable, great service
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analysis of stool samples

"Easy to maintain and use. Good technical support, QC always in acceptable range."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Nason Hospital Laboratory



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great test kit easy to use.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:microbiology

"This test kit is very easy to use and we very rarely have any issue with the test results. The results are reliable and our doctors like the test with the antigen and toxin."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Crozer Chester Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Like it
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Hospital Lab

"Great product. Very user friendly. Technologists like it."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Quest Diagnostics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Excellent product
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology Laboratory

"C-diff Alere is very easy to use. The testing is quick also. The results are reproducible. The kit is fairly inexpensive too. We have never had any trouble with it."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Palo Pinto General Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Good test, requires some thought process.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Patient Testing

"I like the Alere C Diff Complete test. We have gotten positive antigen results only that have been sent to the reference lab for confirmatory testing and the results come back positive for both."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: UHCC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Love it, so easy. Very prompt results.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Screening test

"It's been a great screening tool to rule out negative C-Diff's. Easy to use and very clear easy to read results."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Meadville Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use, reliable results, good TAT for the price.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Screening for C difficile in emergency and in patients

"The C diff Quik Chek Complete allows us to report in under 1 hour and is easy enough for many employees to use. However, it does require several steps and needs the users attention at different time intervals."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: St Joseph General



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Reliable
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Laboratory

"Easy to use, reliable. Good customer service. Good reagent dating."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: CHS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I love how simple this EIA test is to perform and read. Turn around is quick.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Patient care

"This test is very easy to use and takes minutes to setup compared to other EIA tests. The only drawback I can find would be in ruling out CDIFF. There is nothing in the instructions about how many samples are required to rule out CDIFF. 3 consecutive days of testing is not always convenient or cost effective to keep a patient in the hospital vs other methodologies. However, this test is simple and straightforward if it is the methodology in use."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Ms. Lombard, we are sorry that the PI doesn't clearly state how many samples are needed to rule out C. diff. Due to the increased sensitivity of the GDH antigen, only one sample is necessary to report a patient as negative for CDI. The ASM and ESCMID guidelines support ruling out C. diff with a single negative GDH result with no further testing.
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Helen Keller Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Current kit being used. No issues
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"Current kit being used by this facility. Would be quicker if was all at room temp and ready to use."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Ms. Credille, while the kit must be stored refrigerated and run at room temperature, it is ok to keep a kit at room temperature, during the course of an 8-hour shift. If you are running the 50T kit, you can remove half of the reagents and keep the other half in the fridge. The bottles will also warm up faster if removed from the insulating foam carrier in the box.
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Central Florida Health



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Will continue to use this kit because we rule out so many negatives.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology Hospital laboratories and Outreach

"Easy enough to use. We only pick up about 1/2 of our toxigenic C diff from this product. The other half are found after reflex to PCR. Also, wish everything required for testing was in the kit, including tubes."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Ms. Davis, your results are in line with many publications that show only about half of PCR-positive samples have active toxin production. The remainder are typically carriers who have the bacteria present, but toxin is not being produced to cause disease. All reagents, pipets, and external controls are included in the kit. Tubes are not included due to the variety of tubes commonly used in labs, and the need to have corresponding racks.
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Newberry County Memorial Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product with great results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Stool testing for C.diff

"This test is easy to use and requires little hand on tech time. For a small hospital who can not justify PCR/NAAA testing in- house, I would suggest using this test for an algorithmic approach."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mina Line Health Laboratories



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Fast, reliable results
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Screen for C. dififcile

"Easy to use. Results are clear & easy to interpret. Able to run as specimens arrive in lab."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: North Florida Regional Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very easy to use, easy to read results
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:hospital laboratory rapid diagnostic test

"Very easy to validate test, results were easy to determine and duplicated nicely. Compares very well to our PCR method."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Catholic Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
We use the product at all six of our labs. It works as expected.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:clinical lab

"We transitioned to this about 4 yrs ago after a sales rep should us that it was cost effective rather than going straight to molecular."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mackinac Straits Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very easy to interpret results
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Hospital Laboratory

"This kit is very easy to use and interpret results."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mountain Point Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good results, but PCR is better and other methods are becoming available ie PCR
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Looking for presence of C diff antigen and toxin

"Effectiveness of product is good but reproducibility between PCR and this method could be better. The product is very easy to use and interpret. Customer service has been great. I would give this a rating of 4 out of 5. Not giving the fifth star because it is not as sensitive as PCR; which is really to be expected."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Princeton Baptist Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product for cost efficient and accurate results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze stool samples for C. diff infection

"This product allows us to save time and money by providing an accurate screening method to manage patients with possible C. Diff infections. We were previously using a molecular method and we find that this can replace molecular for many of our patients without compromising accuracy of results."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Hialeah Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
This product is great and will continue to use it.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Microbiology Clinical Lab

"It is very easy to use and follow instructions. Reproducibility is great. All proficiency testing 100% acceptable results."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Shawnee Mission Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very happy with the C diff Ag/toxin product
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:screening of stool samples for C diff antigena and toxin

"We chose to use an algorithm that started with screening for C diff Ag and toxin. We then will reflex testing to PCR if Ag is detected , but not toxin. We favor this approach over just testing by PCR because it allows us to tell the physician if toxin is being actively produced. It also lets the physician know that a positive PCR test could be attributed to a carrier state instead of C diff disease. We feel that a lot of the current literature is validating this approach. Our algorithm is less expensive than PCR only testing. Another benefit is enhanced antibiotic stewardship."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Conway Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Reliable test, feel confident in the results.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Use to determine if toxigenic C. difficile is present in patient samples submitted for testing

"The C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE kit is very user friendly, simple to use. We feel very confident in the accuracy of the test. Our original sales rep was very good about checking in but so far have not seen his replacement."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Ms. Phillips, thank you for the review of the kit. We apologize that your new account executive has not been as attentive as you have come to expect from Alere. I have reached out to him and he should be visiting soon. Please contact Laurie Osbahr (Laurie.Osbahr@alere.com) - ID Product Manager.
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: BSWMC-Centennial



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great product
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:POC testing for C Diff Toxin and Antigen

"This product if very easy use. We batch our testing to make of the most of brining the kit to room temperature. Would recommend this product to others."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Longmont United Hospital Centura Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good test for quick screening for C. Diff toxin and antigen.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Screen for C Diff and toxins on in and outpatients.

"Products is easy to use and provides screening for both antigen and toxin. Time frame for results is good."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Baylor, Scott and White-Centennial Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I would recommend this product to a lab of any size with any level of staffing.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Patient testing.

"Great product. Fast and very easy to use. Good shelf dates. Clear and easy to read results."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Wesley Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Results are ok. They don't always go well with the clinical picture.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Follow up on positive C.diff PCR's

"It is easy to use and read. Since we only test loose or liquid stools on patients with multiple loose stools in 24 hours we would expect to see more positive antigen tests."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Pomerene Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
This product has been very beneficial in our lab for the diagnostic use of C.Dif.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"We have been using this product for at least 3 years and we have had no issues with this product from setup to final results."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mary Rutan Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Was a handy test, very easy to use. We switched to PCR testing recently.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:No longer using this product

"Seemed to give reliable results, was quick and easy to use."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Jones Memorial Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product, easy to use and interpret!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Detect hospital aquired C.Diff

"Very effective product. It worked well in our facility but we had a request from medical staff to go to molecular testing so we have switch over. However when doing validation studies this product help up just as well and gave accurate results when compared to the molecular testing."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Thank you for your review. If you would like to have a further discussion on the clinical impact of molecular or algorithm testing with your medical staff, we would be happy to assist with a presentation and Q&A session. Please contact Laurie Osbahr (Laurie.Osbahr@alere.com) - ID Product Manager.
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: broadlawns medical center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results, easy to use, cost effective and fast.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Detection of C Diff Ag and AB in stool

"Highly appreciated for it's ease of use and effectively identifying AG and AB. Most test systems do not provide active vs treated differentiation."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: South Texas Clinical Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very easy to use with fast results. Very simple instructions to follow. Worth price.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze samples

"Very easy to use with step by step instructions. Has a very fast resulting turnaround time. Great all around."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Quest Diagnostics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Test is easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:To test patients for C. Diff

"This product is easy to use and very quick. We really like this product."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Crozer Medical center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:CDIFF testing in micro

"Reliable results, easy to use , Alere products are the best. We are always satisfied with the products we get from this vendor."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Beebe Healthcare



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy and Accurate
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Cdiff testing

"Product is easy to use and results are reliably accurate."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Suburban Hospital Microbiology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Ease of use, great QC and patient results
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:test for C.diff, MRSA, Nasal Complete, FLU A/B, RSV

"High quality, reproducible results, easy maintenance and use"

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Fort Walton Beach Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Fast results. We love it's ease of use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:testing stool samples for Cdiff

"I would highly recommend this kit to any other lab. It is very easy to use and our product rep came in and helped us do the validation. It reproduces well. When you can get a result in 25 minutes it is a huge boost for patient care. It gets that patient off of isolation faster, saving the hospital money. We don't have any problems using the kit, but if we did Trey and Robin are only an email away. They are always checking on us to make sure the products are performing as expected. The pricing is reasonable because when you save the hospital dollars on length of patient time on isolation it is worth it."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mt Sinai Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Ease of use is key for working laboratory
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:used in the clinical microbiology laboratory

"The assay is easy to use; it is part of the algorithm set up by our infectious diseases department"

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good results
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology Lab

"The first incubation and second incubation steps are time consuming. Sometimes stool doesn't migrate even when it's very loose."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®

Manufacturer's Response

Ms. Lovelis, we are sorry to hear you have experienced problems with sample migration. I have spoken with our Technical Consultants to reach out to you to help resolve any issues. The incubation steps do take time for the sample to interact with the reagents and can't be shortened. Many users find that time is sufficient to complete additional tasks in the lab while the timer is running. Please contact Laurie Osbahr (Laurie.Osbahr@alere.com) - ID Product Manager.
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: TRH Lab



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Reliable and Fast
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Microbiology Testing

"The results are reliable and the time to get them is fast."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Jones Memorial Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"Very easy to use! Very reliable. We have passed every proficiency test with 100% grades!!"

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Carolinas Healthcare System



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very helpful screening assay.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Laboratory diagnosis of Cdiff infection

"This test is a very useful screening assay. We can eliminate 88% of additional testing with this product. It is a reliable, cost-effective test for accurately diagnosing C. difficile infection."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: St. Vincent's East Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It was exactly the product I needed to revamp C. diff testing in my lab.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:C. difficile testting

"The quick check complete is so easy to use that I was able to take C. difficile testing from testing once/day in a batch to testing as it comes into the lab 24/7. It enables us to make quick decisions about whether a patient needs to be placed on enteric precautions or not. Also, I have correlated this test to molecular results in proficiency testing and there has been 100% agreement each time. Having the antigen and the toxin detection on board 1 cartridge is awesome."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Davis Hospital and Medical Center4



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great choice
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Hematology Smears

"Easy to use and less expensive than what we use to use."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Infectious disease and pulmonary consultants



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent results / quick and efficient
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:C. difficile

"Quick . High sensitivity and specificity . It's easy to use"

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Allendale County Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results and easy to use!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyze for bacteria in stool specimens.

"This product is very trustworthy with great reproducibility. Test kit is easy to use with step by step picture instructions. Results are easy to read/interpret."

Review date: 09 Sep 2016 | C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE®
The C. DIFF QUIK CHEK COMPLETE® test (manufactured and developed by TechLab®, Inc.) is the only rapid cassette assay that simultaneously detects both glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) antigen and toxins A & B of C. difficile in fecal specimens.

The test detects C. difficile antigen, GDH, as a screen for the presence of C. difficile and confirms the presence of toxigenic C. difficile by detecting toxins A and B in fecal specimens from persons suspected of having C. difficile disease. This test is to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of C. difficile disease.