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