Group B Strep Testing Kit


In the UK Group B Streptococcus (GBS)  is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborn babies.  With antibiotics most GBS infections can be prevented.  Some NHS Trust do not routinely check for GBS.  Elite Ultrasound offers at home testing kits, this involves two swabs to be taken at home at 35-37 weeks’ gestation; this is the optimum time to best predict colonisation with GBS around the time of delivery.