Why order a FREE Group B Strep Test Kit?
Group B Strep (GBS) Bacteria kills 75 newborn babies and infects 700 newborn babies each year in Britain. A further 40 babies are left with serious long-term mental or physical problems. Sadly, the NHS does not routinely test for Group B Streptococcus during pregnancy and up to nine out of ten pregnant women have ‘never heard’ about Group B Strep bacteria. Yet, Group B Strep is usually preventable with simple intravenous antibiotic treatment for mum during labour.
As a mum, I set up GroupBStrepTest.co.uk to make a FREE private Group B Streptococcus test kit available to all pregnant women. The test I dispatch is a ‘Gold Standard’ ECM test processed by The Doctors Laboratory, a CPA accredited laboratory- the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK. It is also recommended by Group B Strep Support (GBSS.org.uk). My aim is 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. Unlike some sites where you pay for the test up front 🙁 I’ve been offering this service since 2007 and in this time have dispatched tens of thousands of kits! If you choose to take the test, a fee of £35 is payable directly to the laboratory. For your peace of mind, this is a secure website. Kits are dispatched daily by First Class post, so you can be sure of a quick service.
Please have a look around my site, as there is lots of information about Strep B testing and Group B Strep itself. You can also find out a bit more about me here and my work to raise awareness of GBS infection in babies and support the charity Group B Strep Support in the amazing work that they do.
Any questions, I’m always happy to help, please contact me here.
Wishing you all the best during your pregnancy,