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

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

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Department of Clinical Pathology, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA.

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%.

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