Group B Strep Infection | Diagnosis & Tests

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How will I know I have group B strep?

Your doctor can do a skin culture to see if you have group B strep on your skin. This is done by taking a bit of your skin and sending it to a lab to see if the strep bacteria grow. Your doctor can also do a test on your vagina and rectum to see if it is inside your body. The test is like a Pap smear.

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Reviewed/Updated: 01/11
Created: 09/00

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