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

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%. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.01.016

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