Procedure for testing
GBS carriage can come and go, though tests are very predictive for a period of 5 weeks or so. Testing is usually undertaken after 35 weeks of pregnancy. Two swabs need to be taken and be accompanied with a completed request form showing:
- Patient's name, address and date of birth.
- Mobile phone number if you would like also to receive results by text message.
- Numi Scan email address if you would like us to receive the results first.
The result of the test will be available within 3 working days of receipt of swabs. Results will be sent both to the patient and to the named healthcare professional indicating whether GBS has been isolated (positive) or not (not-isolated).
Cost of GBS Screen
£59 (this includes the postal pathology pack, 2 swabs in non-nutritive transport medium, post paid padded envelope and laboratory testing service).
The test can be completed with either a presentation or well-being scan at additional cost or on its own
Call: 01279797790 to arrange an appointment at our Stansted clinic