Group B Streptoccocus Swab Test
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Infection (2 Biomarkers)
Special instructionsLower vaginal swab: Insert into lower vagina, not more than 2-4 cm. Rub lower vagina gently with swab, around the front sides and back of vagina. Withdraw swab and place in the protection tube provided. Rectal Swab: Insert gently into the anus
Group B Streptococcus is a type of bacteria that is very common – up to 2 in 5 people have it living in their body, usually in the rectum or vagina. The bacteria is common in pregnant women and rarely causes any problems. However, there is a risk that it passes to the baby in pregnancy or during delivery which could make them ill. A positive test result may lead to antibiotics being administered during delivery to protect the baby if the mother is considered to be in a high-risk group.
Why take this test?
- You are pregnant and want to check if you have Group B Streptococcus
- You want to minimise the risk of infecting your newborn with Group B Streptococcus
- You want to be proactive about managing any risks by sharing your result with your midwife or consultant
- You've had a previous Group B Strep infection and you want to check your current status
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