Group A Strep

BD Veritor™ Plus System

Group A Streptococus rapid antigen testing

Effective pathogen detection for confidence in choosing treatment plans

Rapid diagnosis and early antibiotic therapy for Group A Streptococcal infection are the best means of preventing medical complications and reducing the spread of the disease¹.

BD Veritor™ Plus System for Group A Strep

The BD Veritor™ Plus System for Rapid Detection of Group A Strep is a digital immunoassay that quickly, efficiently and reliably detects the presence of Group A Strep antigen from throat swabs of patients suspected of having Group A Strep by their healthcare provider.

The system offers one-button functionality and workflow flexibility, allowing health care providers to confidently use the Analyzer.

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Simple sample collection with throat swabs

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Fast, reliable results in as few as 6 minutes²

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Two analysis options to optimize workflow

Rapid Group A Strep test accuracy + clinical performance data

Testing can be complicated. We aim to make it simple, effective and reliable.

Comparison of BD Veritor™ System for Rapid Detection of Group A Strep Test to Culture

Group A Strep is a bacterial infection common in school-age children (with limited cases in infants and older adults) that is generally experienced in the United States during winter and spring¹. The ability to provide rapid testing for patients at point-of-care sites is critical to preventing complications by supplying the information necessary to develop treatment plans.

 

The BD VeritorTM System for Rapid Detection of Group A Strep was employed in four point-of-care sites, to compare diagnostic results to bacterial culture testing conducted at a clinical lab. In the chart below, BD data shows a high Sensitivity rate (sensitivity measures the ability of the test to appropriately make a positive identification) and fewer false negatives2. In addition, data shows a high Specificity rate (specificity measures the ability of the test to properly identify the absence of the test target) and fewer false positives².

Clinical Performance Data – All Sites²

96.6%

Sensitivity

(95% C.I 92.4-98.6.0%)
95.5%

Specificity

(95% C.I 93.6-96.9%)

CLIA Waiver Clinical Performance Data
CULTURE

BD Veritor TM

  P N Total
P 144 29 173
N 5 618 623
Total 149 647 796

Reference method: Culture

Sensitivity:96.6% (95% C.I 92.4-98.6%)

Specificity: 95.5% (95% C.I 93.6-96.9%)

The performance of the BD Veritor™ System for Rapid Detection of Group A Strep was determined by comparison to bacterial culture and is presented in the table above.

Explanation of Terms:

Sensitivity: Ability of the test to properly identify the test target when it is present, compared to an accepted standard method.

Specificity: Ability of the test to properly identify when the test target is not present, compared to an accepted standard method.

P: Positive
N: Negative
C.I.: Confidence Interval

CLIA WAIVER STUDY²

Comparison of BD Veritor™ System for Rapid Detection of Group A Strep

The clinical performance of the BD Veritor System™ for Rapid Detection of Group A Strep test was evaluated at four non-laboratory point-of-care sites. A total of 14 operators, representative of CLIA-waived users, participated in the study. No training on the use of the test was provided.

In the chart below, data shows that, when compared to an accepted standard method, the BD Veritor™ System has a high Sensitivity rate (sensitivity measures the ability of the test to appropriately make a positive identification) and fewer false negatives². In addition, data shows a high Specificity rate (specificity measures the ability of the test to properly identify the absence of the test target) and fewer false positives².

BD Group A Strep²

95.4%

Sensitivity

(95% C.I 90.3-97.9.0%)
95.7%

Specificity

(95% C.I 93.7-97.1%)

CLIA Waiver Clinical Performance Data
CULTURE

BD Veritor TM

  P N Total
P 124 24 148
N 6 538 544
Total 130 562 692

Reference method: Culture

Sensitivity:95.4% (95% C.I 90.3-97.9%)

Specificity: 95.7% (95% C.I 93.7-97.1%)

The results above represent the performance of untrained operators at the point-of-care sites of the BD Veritor™ Group A Strep test compared to culture.

Explanation of Terms:

Sensitivity: Ability of the test to properly identify the test target when it is present, compared to an accepted standard method (bacterial culture).

Specificity: Ability of the test to properly identify when the test target is not present, compared to an accepted standard method (bacterial culture).

P: Positive
N: Negative
C.I.: Confidence Interval

Group A Strep Assay

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REFERENCES

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep/diseases-hcp/strep-throat.html Accessed January 24, 2021
  2. BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of Group A Strep, CLIA-waived kit [package insert], 8087675. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Becton, Dickinson and Company.