BD Diagnostics redefines molecular diagnostic testing by introducing the BD MAX™ System, is a fully automated platform that gives you the power to consolidate and standardize a broad range of molecular tests. The BD MAX GBS assay on the BD MAX System is the only fully automated polymerase chain reaction method for the detection of GBS from vaginal/rectal swabs after selective enrichment in Lim broth. The BD MAX GBS assay is the first test in a complementary menu to BD’s infectious diseases portfolio. The BD MAX GBS assay on the BD MAX System represents a significant advance in neonatal healthcare. By streamlining the GBS screening processes and addressing the limitations of current culture methods, the system provides rapid and objective results wherein no visual interpretation is required. The BD MAX GBS assay identifies GBS in just over an hour from Lim broth, which can help ensure that colonization status is available in the case of preterm delivery.