WHAT IS GBS?
Group B Strep (GBS) bacteria lives harmlessly in many healthy women.
However, if transmitted during childbirth, GBS places babies at risk of contracting
serious illness, including sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.
Testing with illumigene® GBS — from
Meridian Bioscience, Inc. — allows mothers to receive appropriate treatment
during labor that protects their newborns against GBS-related infections.
You may not feel sick or have symptoms, but approximately 25% of
expectant mothers unknowingly carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS).
CDC guidelines recommend testing for Group B strep when 35 to 37
A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.
Traditional GBS culture tests can miss one of the most important diagnoses during
TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF GETTING TESTED WITH illumigene®