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GBS Screen

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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
Test Code:
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.

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Result Turnaround Time:
3 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

If only one swab received do not code for GBS if coding for GMC