STREPTOCOCCUS AGALACTIAE (GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS), CULTURE, VAGINAL/RECTAL COLONIZATION, SWAB
Test Code: None
All pregnant female patients, at 36-38 weeks' gestation.
- Please indicate if patient is allergic to penicillin because testing for clindamycin and vancomycin should be routinely performed in these cases.
- Cervical, perianal, perirectal, or perineal specimens are NOT acceptable.
Patient Preparation Instructions:
|Specimen Required:||Adult: Swab the lower vagina (vaginal introitus), followed by the rectum (insert swab through the anal sphincter), using the same swab. Then place the swab in transport media and submit to lab.|
Transport at ambient temperature.
Testing Laboratory (MB): Health Science Center, St. Boniface Hosp., Westman lab., The Pas Health Complex
Positive: Positive for Group B Streptococcus.
Negative: Negative for Group B Streptococcus.
Method of Analysis: Selective Enrichment and Culture
Label specimen with patient name; ensure requisition contains demographic information.
Store at room temperature ≤24 hours. Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature.
Alternate Name(s): Pre-natal Group B screen