To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration has been given to the use of the enrichment culture method test for screening pregnant women for group B streptococcal infections.
Answered by Shona Robison
(16/07/2010): The Scottish Government is given independent advice on screening by the UK National Screening Committee. The UK National Screening Committee currently recommends that a national screening programme for Group B Streptococcus should not be introduced. The evaluation of antenatal screening for Group B Streptococcal carriage against NSC Handbook Criteria is available at: http://www.screening.nhs.uk/groupbstreptococcus.
Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 16/07/2010