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Key Differences for Laboratorians in 2010 Guidelines compared to 2002 Guidelines
- Expanded options for laboratory detection of group B Streptococcus (GBS), including use of pigmented media and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays
- There is a revised colony count threshold for laboratories to report GBS in the urine of pregnant women.
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