How best to manage the patient in term labor whose group B strep status is unknown?
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Monitor the patient and treat her with intrapartum chemoprophylaxis based on identified risk factors, unless a rapid, highly sensitive (greater than or equal to 85%) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is immediately available to evaluate for group B Streptococcus (GBS) (strength of recommendation: B, inconsistent or limited quality evidence).
Journal of Family Practice, 58(1) 2009: 42-43.
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