PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test
Recent changes for GBS Screen
Collect a vaginal/anal swab. Refer to collection guidelines on Objectify.
If full microscopy and culture is required as well as a GBS screen order Genital swab culture and GBS screen tests separately in EMR and collect two swabs. Refer to Collection Guide inGenital Swab Collection kit (provided by Pathology)
|GBS culture, GBS swab, Group B Streptococcus culture, Group B Streptococcus screen|
|Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)|
|Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab|
The optimal specimen is a low vaginal & ano-rectal swab.
Maternal Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy: Screening and Management Guideline
GBS Collection Guide
Microbiology Collection Guide
Result Turnaround Time:
Laboratory Use Only