Sorry to be posting about this again! While researching GBS testing, I found that there's a rapid test that can be done at the time of delivery. Right now, I would be tested for GBS at 35 weeks. 93% of people tested at 35-37 weeks test the same during labor, which is a high percentage. However, testing at birth only detects the higher level of bacteria while the earlier pre-natal testing tests if there is any colonization, with little information about whether the level is high. Because of this, I wonder why rapid testing isn't routine instead of testing pre-natally (since it would better show who had a higher risk and would reduce the 7% of people who either no longer or now do have GBS colonization) - what would be the downside of declining testing now but testing during labor?