Vaginal/anal specimen (as per CDC recommendations). For YourSwab™ (BD ESwab) collection: Transfer collected specimen into the vial, making sure that the sample is in contact with the transport media.
3 days (Negative)
2-4 days (Positive)
See Appendix, Microbiology Specimen Collection.
NOTE: Allergy to penicillin MUST BE STATED.
To screen a pregnant woman for the presence and isolation of Group B Streptococcus (GBS). Without detection, there is a risk that the mother will pass the GBS bacteria on to her newborn, possibly resulting in a serious infection.
Additional CPT codes may be charged for bacterial identification and susceptibility testing as warranted.