Group B Strep (GBS) Bacteria kills 75 newborn British babies a year. The NHS does not routinely test for it and up to nine out of ten pregnant women have ‘never heard’ about Group B Strep bacteria which infects 700 newborn babies each year in Britain… A further 40 babies are left with serious long-term mental or physical problems, yet Group B Strep is usually preventable with antibiotic treatment for the mother during labour.
We set up GroupBStrepTest.co.uk to make a FREE Group B Streptococcus test kit available to all pregnant women. Our test is a ‘Gold Standard’ ECM test processed by a fully CPA accredited laboratory- the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK. We want to give mums-to-be the opportunity to make an educated choice of whether or not to take a GBS test with NO financial obligation. We’ve been offering this service since 2007 and in this time have dispatched over 12,000 kits! Read all about us!
We also aim to raise awareness of GBS infection in babies and support the charity Group B Strep Support in the amazing work that they do.