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Diagnostic Swab Test for Pregnant Women

Medical Condition

Group B Streptococcus Diagnostic Swab Test


PMG Research of McFarland Clinic


18 or older




A research study is evaluating an investigational vaginal/rectal swab test for detection of Group B streptococcus for women during pregnancy and delivery.

This research study may be an option if you:

·         Are a pregnant female at least 18 years of age

·         Agree to provide vaginal/rectal swabs during pregnancy and again during delivery

Other criteria apply. Please make sure to discuss with a member of our research staff to ensure this research study is a good fit for you.

Why is detecting Group B streptococcus important?

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterial infection. If you test positive for GBS, you may not have symptoms, but could be a carrier and can pass the infection to your baby during birth. This may cause meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, or stillbirth in extreme cases. 

Early detection of this bacteria can decrease the risk of passing the infection to your child.



Patient Commitment Duration

Financial compensation may be provided.

Patient Compensation

Financial compensation may be provided.  

Number of visits in study

Approximately 2 clinic visits

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