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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for GBS Screen

Recent changes for GBS Screen

Date
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Changed From
Changed To
1st August 2018
Collection & Request Instructions

The optimal specimen is a low vaginal & ano-rectal swab.

Maternal Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy: Screening and Management Guideline

http://ehpolicies.eh.local:90/index.aspx?itemDetails=2398

GBS Collection Guide

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/GBS_Information_for_Pregnant_Women.doc

Microbiology Collection Guide

 

The optimal specimen is a low vaginal & ano-rectal swab.

Maternal Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy: Screening and Management Guideline

http://ehpolicies.eh.local:90/index.aspx?itemDetails=2398

GBS Collection Guide

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/GBS_Information_for_Pregnant_Women.doc

Microbiology Collection Guide

 

GBS Screen

Ordering information:

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)

Alternate names:
GBS culture, GBS swab, Group B Streptococcus culture, Group B Streptococcus screen
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
GBS
Specimen types:
Vaginal swab
Container types:
Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)
Collection Instructions:
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

http://ehpolicies.eh.local:90/index.aspx?itemDetails=2398

GBS Collection Guide

http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/GBS_Information_for_Pregnant_Women.doc

Microbiology Collection Guide

 

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
3 days
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW