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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults.
Note: This recommendation has been updated in part for pregnant women. Go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepbpg.htm to view the recommendation for pregnant women.
Release Date: February 2004
- The USPSTF recommends against routinely screening the general asymptomatic population for chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
Grade: D Recommendation.
Update in Progress
In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of many of its documents for public comment, including draft Research Plans and draft Recommendation Statements. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.
USPSTF members work with researchers from an independent Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to create a Research Plan that guides the systematic review of the evidence. The Research Plan consists of an analytic framework, key questions, and a literature search strategy or research approach.
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Current as of March 2013
Screening for Hepatitis B Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults, Topic Page. February 2004. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepb.htm