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CULTURE GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS(GBS) , Does not include sensitivity

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) or Streptococcus agalactiae, a Gram positive beta hemolytic cocci, is one of the most common causes of neonatal sepsis throughout the world. Early-onset disease, evident during the first 6 days of life is acquired by neonates through the vertical transmission from colonized mothers either by ascending route or by acquisition during passage through birth canal.GBS colonizes genitourinary tract of 10-40% of all pregnant women. Revised guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2010 for the prevention of perinatal GBS disease recommends that all pregnant women be screened for GBS carriage between 35 and 37 weeks of gestation and intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis be given to colonized women at the time of labor onset or rupture of membranes. This test is used for screening pregnant women during 35th to 37th week for the presence of Group B Streptococcus so that antibiotic treatment can be initiated during labor can prevent baby.

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    SAMPLE DAILY BY 3.30 PM, REPORT AFTER 2 DAYS
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