SIGMA GBS™ - Group B Strep

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.

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Recommended applications

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.

Features
  • Lim Broth Medium
  • Enrichment of specimens ready for direct plating on chromogenic agar
  • Interfering bacteria inhibited, including E. coli
  • Liquid format compatible with automated processing platforms
Benefits
  • Simpler processing and faster turnaround
  • Convenient Snap ‘n’ Cap format for easy specimen handling
  • Convenient format for screening for Group B Streptococcus colonisation
Product Codes
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
MSDS
Document Type
MSDS
Document Name
MSDS MWGBSPF (Sigma GBS™PF )
Document Type
MSDS
Document Name
MSDS MWGBS (Sigma GBS)
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