Testing for Group B Strep
The test for Group B Strep (GBS) isn’t available on the NHS, instead they use a risk factor system. It is good to know whether you carry GBS, so precautions can be taken to reduce the risk of your baby developing the infection. The test we have is very reliable and known as gold standard (ECM) in detecting GBS.
The test is very easy to do yourself but if you don’t feel comfortable doing it then ask your midwife to help you. It is best to take the test between 35-37 weeks pregnant, so you have enough time to get the results back for when your baby is born.
We ask for a minimum donation of £17 for a test.
Please be sure to order your test BEFORE you reach 33 weeks pregnant.