Have you tested for Group B Strep yet?

Have you tested for Group B Strep yet?

Why take a Strep B test?

Knowing if you carry Group B Strep (GBS, Strep B, Group B Streptococcus) during pregnancy is a good idea. GBS is more common than you may think. 

Between 20-40% of adults have the bacterium living normally in the bowel while 20-25% of pregnant women can carry the bacteria in the bowel or vagina.

GBS is symptomless and usually harmless to the mother, but in some cases it can cause life-threatening infection to a newborn. When a mother carrying Strep B is untreated 1 in 400 will develop a GBS infection, 1 baby will die and 1 baby will survive with long term disability.

It is vital that women are informed of the risks associated with GBS as most infections can be avoided. The UK do not routinely screen for GBS, testing is carried out on a risk based approach, but many women who do not fall into the "at risk" category's are missed.

Take a Strep B test not the risk

We believe that all pregnant women should have the right to be informed and the right to choose.

Our aim is to help you have a healthy baby by testing for GBS during pregnancy. Our Strepelle Strep B Test is an Enriched Medium Culture (ECM) home to laboratory test, recommended by Public Health England. When the test is performed ideally from 35 to 37 weeks, it is highly accurate in predicting if you will or won't be carrying GBS when you are most likely to go into labour (within the next 5 weeks).

Want to find out if you are carrying GBS in your pregnancy?
You can learn more here and purchase your test here.