Use of Gen-Probe AccuProbe Group B streptococcus test to detect group B streptococci in broth cultures of vaginal-anorectal specimens from pregnant women: comparison with traditional culture method.

@article{Bourbeau1997UseOG,
  title={Use of Gen-Probe AccuProbe Group B streptococcus test to detect group B streptococci in broth cultures of vaginal-anorectal specimens from pregnant women: comparison with traditional culture method.},
  author={Paul P. Bourbeau and Barbara J Heiter and M Figdore},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={144-7}
}
Detection of vaginal-anorectal colonization with group B streptococci (GBS) is critical to the prevention of neonatal GBS disease. The recommended method for the detection of GBS is culture of the distal vagina and anorectum in a selective broth medium followed by subculture to solid media and identification of GBS on the solid media. The purpose of this study was to compare this standard culture method with the detection of GBS directly from an enrichment broth by utilizing the Gen-Probe… CONTINUE READING
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