Group B Streptococcal Infection Evaluation
Evaluation of group B streptococcal infection begins with a history and physical examination. Routine cultures of the vagina and rectum detect this bacteria during pregnancy. Cultures positive for Group B streptococci are treated, in order to prevent a serious infection.
Mothers or infants with signs of serious infection require testing to make the diagnosis of group B streptococci.
Tests that may be used to evaluate group B streptococcal infection include:
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