Group B streptococcus infection: enriched culture medium test

Public Health England's position statement on the use of enriched culture medium to detect group B streptococcus.

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This guidance is out of date. Please refer to Group B streptococcal infections: guidance, data and analysis.


Enriched culture medium test for group B streptococcus infection: position paper

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This paper sets out the reasoning behind Public Health England’s (PHE) position that the use of enriched culture medium to detect group B streptococcus does not have a place within current accepted clinical guidance, and therefore its decision not to introduce the test within PHE’s regional laboratories.

Published 3 June 2015