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Comparison of different sampling techniques and of different culture methods for detection of group B streptococcus carriage in pregnant women

Nabil A El Aila1, Inge Tency2, Geert Claeys3, Bart Saerens1, Piet Cools1, Hans Verstraelen2, Marleen Temmerman2, Rita Verhelst1 and Mario Vaneechoutte1*

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1 Laboratory Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

2 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

3 Laboratory for Clinical Biology, Ghent University Hospital, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:285  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-285

Published: 29 September 2010

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Table 1: Detection of GBS by means of culture on different media for vaginal, rectal and rectovaginal samples from 22 GBS positive pregnant women. Three samples were collected from pregnant women (vaginal, rectal and rectovaginal). The rectovaginal samples were cultured directly and after Lim broth enrichment on the following media (CNA, GBSDA and CA) whereas vaginal and rectal samples were cultured only after Lim broth enrichment on the same three media.

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