∑-GBS™ is one of the latest innovations from MWE and is a swab based device for the direct collection and rapid processing of specimens screening for 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. After collecting the specimen, the vial can be incubated for a few hours before inoculation onto a chromogenic agar medium for the direct detection and identification of Streptocccus agalactiae.
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.