What Is The Strep B Test Done For

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Karen S - April 1

I got my strep B test done yesterday and Im not sure what it is. Sorry if that sounds stupid but I have no clue. Also if i have it how long do the results take to get back?

 

pbj - April 1

It is to test for a bacteria that is naturally present in some womens' cervix. It is not harmful to you, but can possibly be to the baby as he/she descends through the birth ca___l. More than likely if you have it they will tell you at your next visit, if you don't have they may not say anything at all. If you do have it, you will more than likely be given a dose of antibiotics at time of delivery; I don't think many give it to you ahead of time in case it returns. I hope I answered all your questions, so no need to worry, it will be ok either way.

 

Karen S - April 1

Thanks pbj i appreciate it:)

 

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