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Novaplex™ GBS Typing Assay
Detection and identification of 8+ Streptococcal Infection Targets
GBS disease can be very serious, especially for babies.
4-6%

2 to 3 in every 50 babies (4–6%) who develop GBS disease die.1

1 in 4

About 1 in 4 pregnant women carries GBS bacteria in their body.2

In the United States, GBS bacteria are a leading cause of meningitis and bloodstream infections in a newborn’s first three months of life.

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Analytes

GBS serotype la
GBS serotype lb
GBS serotype
GBS serotype
GBS serotype
GBS serotype
GBS serotype
Others (GBS serotype , , )
GBS screening

Specimen

Bacterial colony

Compatible instrumentation

Automated Extraction & PCR Setup
Seegene NIMBUS
Seegene STARlet

Real-time PCR
CFX96™ Real-time PCR System (Bio-Rad)
CFX96™ Opus (Bio-Rad)
CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System (Bio-Rad)
CFX96™ Dx System (Bio-Rad)

Seegene Viewer

  • Quick and easy data analysis and interpretation
  • Interface specialized for multiplex testing
Key Features
  • Simultaneous detection and identification of 8+ GBS serotypes
  • Short TAT (4 hours) from extraction to the final results
  • Informative data with individual Ct values for each analyte
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Understanding Streptococcal Infection

Group B strep (GBS) disease is often serious and early detection is very important.

Group B Streptococcus (group B strep) or S. agalactiae is a species of bacterium that causes illness in people of all ages. Also known as GBS, this bacterium is a common cause of severe infections in newborns during the first week of life. More recently, experts recognized the increasing impact invasive GBS disease has on adults.

GBS is currently divided into ten serotypes based on type-specific capsular antigens and are designated as Ia, Ib, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and IX. Real-time PCR is one of several methods that can be used to rapidly detect and distinguish different GSB serotypes.

Novaplex™ GBS Typing Assay* is a qualitative in vitro test for the detection of GBS targets. Novaplex™ GBS Typing Assay is a multiplex real-time PCR assay that permits the simultaneous amplification and detection of target nucleic acids of the GBS inclusive of serotypes – Ia, Ib, II, III, IV, V, VI, Others (VII, VIII, IX).

*Novaplex™ Assays are for Research Use Only. Not for use in Diagnostic Procedures.

Studies

Colosimo, M., Corigliano, A., Daprai, L., Restelli, A., Torresani, E., & Galasso, O. (2014). Group B streptococcal meningitis in an adult: A possible complication of olecranon bursitis. Journal of research in medical sciences: the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences19(4), 380–381.

1 https://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/about/fast-facts.html
2 https://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/about/prevention.htm
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