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Intrapartum PCR-assay for detection of Group B Streptococci (GBS).

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Summary of "Intrapartum PCR-assay for detection of Group B Streptococci (GBS)."

We have recently introduced intrapartum PCR-testing for group B streptococcus (GBS) in women in labor with prolonged rupture of membranes or preterm delivery to offer intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis only for GBS positive women.The goal of the present study is to report our experience and results from the first half year of GBS testing.

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Name: European journal of obstetrics & gynecology and reproductive biology: X
ISSN: 2590-1613
Pages: 100081

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