Vaginal/rectal screen swab: Group B Streptococcus – Shipped August 09, 2021
A simulated vaginal/rectal screen sample collected from 24 year old pregnant female was sent to category A laboratories. Participants were expected to isolate and report the presence of Group B Streptococcus
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M212-2
- Carriage of group B Streptococcus is a risk factor for early onset infection in the newborn, which is life threatening.
- Detection of carriage can enable the use of intrapartum prophylactic antimicrobial therapy that reduces the risk of early onset infection (but not late onset infection).