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To ask the Scottish Executive whether the NHS has considered introducing the enrichment culture method test, found to be effective in screening for group B streptococcal infections in Europe and the United States of America, for all pregnant women.

Answered by Tom McCabe (01/03/2004): At present the UK NationalScreening Committee (NSC) has advised that there is no evidence to support theintroduction of pregnancy screening for group B streptococcal infection. TheNSC will review evidence when further health technology assessment researchfindings become available.


Current Status: Answered by Tom McCabe on 01/03/2004