Group B Strep

gold standard ECM testGroup B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common cause of life threatening infections in new born babies in the UK. Despite this, the NHS does not routinely test for GBS.

Babies can be exposed to GBS shortly before or during birth.

Testing for GBS should be undertaken between 35 & 37 weeks of pregnancy.

You can pick up a home test kit for GBS at our Hermitage Road premises. Alternatively, you can visit our dedicated website at