An accurate PCR NAAT test for group B strep detection
Using a NAAT increases the opportunity to identify additional mothers
The Panther Fusion GBS PCR nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) detected 31% more positives than culture.2 All women should be screened for GBS between 36 0/7 and 37 6/7 weeks per the ACOG Guidelines. Emerging research suggests that PCR NAATs are highly sensitive and should be considered the preferred method for GBS screening in the prenatal period.2
Detects Group B Streptococcus DNA from antepartum women, following an 18–24-hour incubation in selective enrichment broth culture of Lim Broth or Carrot Broth.
Features dual-target detection of the Cfb and SIP genes, showing 100% clinical sensitivity and 96.5% specificity in a clinical trial.1
Single vaginal-rectal swab3
Liquid Stuart or Amies without charcoal
Lim Broth or Carrot Broth
Quick TAT, <2.4 hours
How much time and money could you save?
The Panther Fusion GBS assay run on the Panther Fusion system offers:
- Full automation
- High throughput
- Ready-to-use reagents with 30-60 day on board stability, eliminating reagent prep and waste1
- A non-batch workflow
Consolidate your group B strep testing on the Panther Fusion system with other Aptima® and Panther Fusion® assays for women's health, virology, respiratory and sexually transmitted infections.