320,000 babies develop invasive Strep B infection. 90,000 babies under 3 months die from Strep B infection. (GBSS.org.uk). Group B Strep infection is preventable and should be detected sooner before the baby is born.
∑-GBS™ is an invention from MWE, which is a swab based device. It enables direct collection and rapid processing of specimens screening for Streptocccus agalactiae. It has an enrichment broth, which means after a few hours of incubation, the specimen is ready for direct plating on chromogenic agar for the detection and identification of Streptocccus agalactiae.
The product includes a 2ml vial of Lim broth (for the enrichment of Group B Streptococcus) and a swab which can be snapped into the vial.
Screening for Streptocccus agalactiae is normally performed in late pregnancy. The swab is used to collect specimen(s) in normal way from vagina and/or rectum.
|Code||Description||Cap colour||Swab length||Pack size||No. in a case||Shelf life|
|MWGBS||Liquid GBS 2ml Standard Tip Polyurethane Foam||Turquoise||15cm||125||1000||6 months|
|MWGBSPF||Liquid GBS 2ml Tapered Shaft Standard Tip Superior Flock||Light Blue||15cm||125||1000||6 months|
|MWGBST||Liquid GBS 2ml with No Swab||Turquoise||-||50||-||6 months|
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