For in vitro diagnostic use only.
SW0005-M055-3 Strep B Swab Kit contains Lim Broth, a nutritious medium for the enrichment and transport of Group B streptococci along with a sterile swab suitable for collection of patient samples. The product may be used to preserve, transport, and enrich Group B streptococci that may be present in samples obtained from patients by use of the swab.
Each pack also contains a sterile swab in an individual peel-pouch. The swab has a polystyrene shaft with a small viscose tip. The shaft has a breakpoint 78mm from the tip allowing the shortened swab to engage in the shaft capture device in the lid and ensure that the swab is removed from the tube when the cap is unscrewed.
Lim broth is a nutritious, selective broth utilising the base formulation developed by Todd and Hewitt (1) for the enrichment of Group B streptococci. It is intended as a selective, enrichment broth for Streptococcus agalactiae that may be present is specimens.
The device is primarily intended for use in screening pregnant women for the presence of S. agalactiae, which poses a significant risk of infection in new-born infants that may result in serious illness or death.