Evaluation of the BD MAX GBS assay to detect Streptococcus group B in LIM broth-enriched antepartum vaginal-rectal specimens

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 May;73(1):97-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.01.016. Epub 2012 Apr 4.

Abstract

The BD MAX GBS real-time polymerase chain reaction assay was evaluated concomitantly with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-endorsed culture methods to detect Streptococcus group B from LIM broth-enriched antepartum vaginal-rectal specimens. The sensitivity of both methods exceeded 98%.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriological Techniques / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques / methods*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Rectum / microbiology
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Streptococcus agalactiae / genetics
  • Streptococcus agalactiae / growth & development
  • Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification*
  • Vagina / microbiology*