Are rapid group BStreptococcus(GBS) tests accurate in determining GBS colonization status in laboring women?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

Yes, intrapartum rapid nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) results are accurate and timely in identifying women with GBS colonization during labor, with negative predictive values of 97% or more (SOR: A, consistent prospective cohort studies).

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