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J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Nov;40(11):4329-31.

Evaluation of methods to increase the sensitivity and timeliness of detection of Streptococcus agalactiae in pregnant women.

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University of Kentucky Hospital. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0293, USA.

Abstract

Direct culture of rectovaginal specimens on Granada agar was compared to culture on sheep blood agar plate (SBAP) and AccuProbe detection of group B streptococcus from overnight LIM broth enhancement cultures (LIM-SBAP). Both broth-enhanced methods demonstrated excellent sensitivity (97.5% for LIM-SBAP and 93.5% for AccuProbe), while Granada agar demonstrated a sensitivity of only 40.3%.

PMID:
12409422
PMCID:
PMC139633
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