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∑-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.

Features and Benefits:

  • Recommended application: 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.
  • 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
  • Simpler processing and faster turnaround
  • Convenient Snap ‘n’ Cap format for easy specimen handling.
  • Convenient format for screening for Group B Streptococcus colonisation
  • Shelf life: 6 months

Additional information


2ml Standard Tip Polyurethane Foam, 2ml Tapered Shaft Standard Tip PurFlock®, 2ml with No Swab