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Group B strep test: A group B strep test is a laboratory method used to detect the nucleic acid of group B Streptococcus bacteria in vaginal or rectal swabs from a pregnant woman prior to delivery. This rapid test is used to determine if antibiotic therapy is required prior to delivery. A different type of test looks for growth of the bacteria in a culture and takes 24 to 48 hours.
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