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Strep B Carrot Broth™ Kit* for the detection of Group B streptococci (Streptococcus agalactiae) in pregnant women, glass tubes, 100 tests per kit, includes tiles, compatible with BD Innova, by Hardy Diagnostics

Strep B Carrot Broth™ Kit is a new one-step method for the detection of hemolytic Group B Strep in pregnant women. This test is an improvement over conventional methods, by increasing sensitivity, decreasing turn around time, while lowering overall cost. Positive results for beta hemolytic strains can be observed as early as 12 hours after inoculation. Negative Carrot Broth cultures should be subculture to Blood Agar (Cat. no. A10) or another media for the detection of Group B Strep, such as Hardy’s GBS Detect Agar (Cat. no. A300, see link below). See Z140T if extra tiles are needed.

Product is compatible with the Innova™ automated inoculation machine.

*US Patent No. 8,313,938 B1 and US Patent No. 8,518,688 B1

Excerpt from the CDC's Guidelines:

Procedures for processing clinical specimens for culture of group B Streptococcus (GBS)
"Remove swab(s) from transport medium. Inoculate swab(s) into a recommended selective broth medium, such as Todd-Hewitt broth supplemented with either gentamicin (8 µg/ml) and nalidixic acid (15 µg/ml) [TransVag broth], or with colistin (10 µg/ml) and nalidixic acid (15 µg/ml) [Lim broth]. TransVag broth may be supplemented with 5% defibrinated sheep blood to increase the recovery of GBS. As an alternative, swabs may be inoculated into selective enrichment broth that incorporates chromogenic pigments for the detection of beta-hemolytic GBS using color detection. Examples of appropriate commercially available options include StrepB Carrot Broth or Granada Biphasic broth."


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    Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
    Z146BX Strep B Carr kit
    HDx, 100 tests per kit R
    $529.70 USD EA

    Manufacturer Category Organism
    Hardy Diagnostics: prepared media

    Media, Prepared

    Streptococcus Group B


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