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91768: Streptococcus Group B DNA, PCR with Broth Enrichment Print View
Specimen Source:      
Group B Streptococcus   Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Vaginal swab Amies gel   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Vag. swab Liquid Stuart   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
  Rectal swab Amies gel   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
  Rectal swab Liquid Stuart   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
  LIM broth (pre-incubated)   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  

Detect Group B Streptococcus (GBS) vaginal/rectal colonization to prevent GBS sepsis and other GBS infections in newborns.

In order to obtain an adequate specimen, the procedure for specimen
collection must be followed closely. Using recommended swab, vaginal-
rectal specimens are collected according to the following procedure:

1. Wipe away excessive amount of secretion or discharge from the
vaginal area.
2. Carefully insert the swab into the lower one-third part of vagina,
and sample secretions from the mucosa.
3. Carefully insert the same swab, approximately 2.5 cm beyond the
anal sphincter, and gently rotate to sample anal crypts.
4. Replace the swab in its container.

If submitting broth, inoculate LIM broth with vaginal/rectal swab and
incubate at 35-37 degree C for 18-24 hours.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day


Notes
Reject Criteria: Specimens in transport media other than listed; received frozen; LIM broth received at room temperature Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction, Culture Enhanced






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