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.

25%

You may not feel sick or have symptoms, but approximately 25% of expectant mothers unknowingly carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS).
[source: CDC]

35-37WKS

CDC guidelines recommend testing for Group B strep when 35 to 37 weeks pregnant.

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Traditional GBS culture tests can miss one of the most important diagnoses during pregnancy.

TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF GETTING TESTED WITH illumigene® GBS