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Group B strep culture (GBS)
Lab code: GPB
 
Test Synonyms:
Group B strep culture; GBBS culture
 
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Microbiology
1-2 swabs of the vaginal introitus and anorectum. "Culturette" swab is suitable for these specimens. Cervical specimens are not acceptable. A speculum should not be used for specimen collection.
Result Time:
48-72 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval: