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Group B Streptococcus screen

Alternate Names
GBS screen, Antenatal screen for GBS
Cerner Test Name
GBS
Laboratory
Microbiology
Specimen
Swab
Container
Swab - Bacterial (white top)
Additional Collection Instructions

Antenatal patients are routinely screened for the carriage of Group B Streptococcus at the recommended time of 35-37 weeks gestation.
The optimum sample for a GBS screening swab is a low vaginal-rectal swab.

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes

All Swabs must be labelled with patient details, site, date and time of collection.          Store and Transport all Swabs to the lab at room temperature.

Frequency
As required