About Group b streptoccocus test
What is Group B Streptococcus?
Group B streptococcus is a type of streptococcal bacteria often found in the intestines and lower genital tract. Many people will carry the virus and not show any symptoms. However, it may affect pregnant women, young babies and people with weakened immune systems. The risk to the baby is primarily after vaginal delivery if it picks up the bacterium. Whilst complications are uncommon, there is a risk of life-threatening complications such as pneumonia, meningitis or sepsis. Confirmation of a group B streptococcus infection will allow the mother to be treated with antibiotics prior to birth.
Why take the test?
This test involves taking a swab of the vagina and rectum to check for group B streptococcus
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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