Infections in International Pregnancy Study: Performance of the Optical Immunoassay Test for Detection of Group B Streptococcus

Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Sompop Limpongsanurak, Mario R. Festin, Sean Daly, Anne Schuchat, Pisake Lumbiganon, Elizabeth Zell, Tsungai Chipato, Aye Aye Win, Mindy J. Perilla, Jorge E. Tolosa, Cynthia G. Whitney

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Abstract

We evaluated the Strep B optical immunoassay (OIA; ThermoBiostar, Inc.) for detecting light and heavy group B streptococcus colonization in 1,306 pregnant women. The women were examined at 20 to 32 weeks gestation and were from six countries. Compared to culture, the sensitivity and specificity of OIA were 13.3 and 98.4%, respectively, for light colonization and 41.5 and 97.7%, respectively, for heavy colonization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5288-5290
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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