05 January 2017
PREGNANT WOMEN CAN TEST FOR LEADING CAUSE OF LIFE-THREATENING INFECTION IN NEWBORN BABIES
National charity Group B Strep Support is delighted to announce a partnership with healthcare company HiberGene Diagnostics to help pregnant women to test for group B Strep – the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies.
One in four pregnant women is unknowingly carrying group B Strep bacteria, which causes meningitis, sepsis
We are delighted to be working with HiberGene Diagnostics who are supporting our helplines and information services for new and expectant parents” says Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support. “ With their help, and their test, we are confident that more babies will be protected from preventable group B Strep infection.”
Once the laboratory has received the completed test, the results are sent via text within three working days and, for positive results, a hard-copy of the results is also sent.