Vaginal/rectal OB Strep PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Vaginal/rectal OB Strep PCR-14203

Vaginal/rectal OB Strep PCR

Currently, the standard of care for preventing neonatal GBS disease is screening pregnant women at 35–37 weeks of gestation to determine their GBS colonization status. Assay is a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test designed to detect Group B Streptococcus (GBS) DNA from enriched vaginal/rectal swab specimens

Vaginal/rectal swab
  • Swab the vagina first, and then the rectum
  • List source as "Vaginal/rectal"

ESwab standard tip collection kit (white)


Other bacterial culture swab with Amies or Stuarts liquid transport media


Ambient (15-30°C) - 24 hours

Refrigerated (2-8°C) - 6 days

  • Sources from other than vaginal/rectal sites
  • Vaginal only or rectal only source; must be combined vaginal/rectal collection
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Interfering substances
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
AHL - Microbiology: M
2 days

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)


For women who have no prenatal care, who deliver preterm, or whose GBS test results are unknown at the time of delivery order Group B Strep Rapid DNA PCR, LAB8127 (GBS).