Increasing the detection rate of Group B Streptococcal carriers by non-selective cervico-vaginal culture accompanied with the selective vagino-anorectal one

Cibali Açikgöz Z., Turhan N. Ö. , Gamberzade Ş., Göçer S.

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, vol.46, no.1, pp.69-71, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0732-8893(02)00555-2
  • Title of Journal : Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-71
  • Keywords: group B streptococcus, GBS screening, GBS screening media, RAPID DETECTION, PREGNANT-WOMEN, BROTH MEDIUM, COLONIZATION, DISEASE, AGAR


It has been previously well defined that selective vagino-anorectal culture is required for detection of group B streptococcal (GBS) carriage. We interestingly observed that in 5.74% of carriers, GBS were recovered only from cervico-vaginal samples inoculated onto nonselective human blood agar, without recovery from vagino-anorectal samples inoculated to four selective media. © 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.