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Group B strep test

Group B strep test

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.

Group B strep test: Other Names

Other names for Group B strep test include:

  • Rapid Group B Strep test
  • GBS test

Diseases Associated with Group B strep test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Group B strep test:

  • Group B Streptococcal infection during pregnancy

Basic Information: Group B strep test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Group B strep test' may be involved.

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