Group B strep (GBS) testing 

Group B strep (GBS) testing

 

GBS can occasionally cause serious infection in newborn babies. Many women carry the GBS bacteria at time sin the life and it is not harmful to them. It can however be harmful to a baby if it is active in the mother at the time of birth.

Routine screening is not yet a standard practice in the NHS, although it may be picked up as a chance finding.

If this could be relevant for you Angie can discuss this with you during any standard consultation. She uses ECM swabs which are considered to be the most reliable method of testing. If you choose to have  testing, Angie can arrange the necessary samples and subsequently discuss the results with you. Swabs are usually done from 35 weeks gestation. 

Please see www.gbss.org.uk for further information

£40 in addition to standard consultation fee. 

07974 729566

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60 Ockley Way

Keymer, Hassocks

West Sussex BN6 8NF

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