Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Group B Strep - perinatal

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Collect specimen at 35-37 weeks gestation


Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
48 hours

Special Instructions
Using a single swab or two separate swabs, swab the distal vagina, follwed by the rectum (insert the swab through the anal sphincter).
Transport swabs in Amies medium with charcoal.

Methodology
Culture

Ranges
Negative

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