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Strep B Carrot Broth™ Kit* for the detection of hemolytic GBS
Strep B Carrot Broth™ is a one-step method for cultivation and identification of hemolytic strains of Group B Streptococcus.
This test is an improvement over conventional methods by:
Decreasing turn around time
Lowering overall cost.
Compatible with flocked or elution swabs (e.g. ESwab™). See the WASP® compatibility study section of the IFU or the “Carrot Broth Transport Swab Incubation Study” under Brochures and Studies below.
Positive results for beta hemolytic strains can be
observed as early as 12 hours after inoculation.
If negative on Carrot Broth, non-hemolytic strains can be tested on Hardy's GBS Detect plate (Cat. no. A300, see link below).
See Z140T if extra tiles are needed.
*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."
The Hardy Diagnostics manufacturing facility and quality management system comply with the FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and have achieved ISO 13485 certification as a medical device manufacturer.
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