Excellent results from direct GenomEra GBS swab test

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In addition to current 4 hours and overnight application, Abacus develops a rapid, high performing and cost-efficient diagnostic PCR test for direct GBS swab specimens at the time of delivery.

The preliminary results were obtained from the feasibility study carried out at one of Europe’s top-ranking health facilities, Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. A sensitivity of 93.10 % and a specificity of 93.07 % was achieved from testing 58 GBS positive and 101 GBS negative swab samples. A publication of the study is in progress at Karolinska University Hospital.