Detection of group B streptococci in Lim broth by use of group B Streptococcus peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization and selective and nonselective agars

Naomi S. Montague, Timothy J. Cleary, Octavio V. Martinez, Gary W. Procop

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Abstract

The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values for the detection of group B streptococci from Lim enrichment broth with sheep blood agar (SBA), with selective Streptococcus agar (SSA), and by a peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization (PNA FISH) assay were as follows: for culture on SBA, 68.4%, 100%, 100%, and 87.9%, respectively; for culture on SSA, 85.5%, 100%, 100%, and 94.1%, respectively; and for the PNA FISH assay, 97.4%, 98.3%, 96.1%, and 98.9%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3470-3472
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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