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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Screening

Release Date: July 2008

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

PopulationRecommendationGrade
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Pregnant Women at 12 to 16 Weeks' Gestation

The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture for pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation or at their first prenatal visit, if later. 

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.
Men and Nonpregnant Women

The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in men and nonpregnant women. 

The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: September 2013

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/asymptomatic-bacteriuria-in-adults-screening

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