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|Title:||Reliable Detection of Group B Streptococcus in the Clinical Laboratory.|
|Keywords:||GBS;group B streptococcus|
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Clinical Laboratory Services
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
|Abstract:||Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of invasive neonatal infections and a significant pathogen in immunocompromised adults. Screening to detect GBS colonization in pregnant women determines the need for antibiotic prophylaxis in that pregnancy. Efficient determination of the GBS colonization status of pregnant women is crucial. Methods that maximize the probability of GBS recovery are needed. The availability of technologies such as matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), molecular techniques, and chromogenic culture media, including Granada-type media, have changed the scenario for GBS detection and identification. This review presents and evaluates novel diagnostic tools, as well as classic identification techniques, for GBS species determination.|
|Appears in Collections:||Producción 2020|
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