Strepelle want all expectant parents to test or get ready to test for Group B Streptococcus (also known as Group B Strep and GBS).

Strepelle’s home to lab test kit will let parents know, with great accuracy whether Group B Strep will be present during delivery and give them the opportunity to work with their medical team to stop the infection before it is passed to their baby.

One in 5 pregnant women will carry the bacteria at any one time.

What is GBS:

GBS is the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing sepsispneumonia and meningitis, and claims the life of one baby a week. Current infection rates in the UK see two babies a day develop the infection; one baby a week does not survive and one baby a week survives with disability.

Strepelle is a home-to-laboratory GBS test which can be bought at www.strepelle.com  for £42.99. The test gives pregnant women the opportunity to test for this devastating infection from 35 weeks, with the highest accuracy ECM testing. If positive they are sent a letter to give them access to the potentially life-saving antibiotics during labour.

Strep B test

 

The UK is currently one of the only developed countries in the world which doesn’t offer routine screening for GBS. In the UK, 70 babies a year die from Group B Strep infection

 

 

The only way of knowing if a pregnant woman is carrying the bacterium is by having a laboratory test. The highly accurate and easy to use Strepelle test (www.strepelle.com) will determine whether a pregnant woman is carrying the bacterium.

Order your test kit here.

More information on Group B Strep in Pregnancy! And you can read more about Group B Strep on the NHS website