rapid infectious disease test / Streptococcus B / vaginal secretions / cervical secretion
for infectious diseases
vaginal secretions, cervical secretion
The ARIES® GBS Assay rapidly detects Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from LIM broth enriched specimens using a sample to answer platform
ARIES® GBS Assay Overview
The ARIES® GBS Assay detects Streptococcus agalactiae, also known as Group B Streptococcus or GBS, from Lim broth enriched vaginal-rectal specimen swabs obtained from pregnant women using ARIES® Systems.
Infection with GBS is one of the most important infectious causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality, causing meningitis, pneumonia and septicemia in newborns and their mothers. About 12-27% of pregnant women harbor GBS in their rectum or vagina.1 Most women colonized with GBS do not have symptoms; however, GBS can be transmitted to the newborn during delivery. In the U.S., GBS is the leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in a newborn’s first week of life.