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Release Date: June 2009
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hepatitis B in pregnancy.
|This recommendation reaffirms the USPSTF's 2004 recommendation on Screening for Hepatitis B Virus with respect to pregnant women. Go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/3rduspstf/hepbscr/hepbrs.htm to view the 2004 recommendation against routinely screening the general asymptomatic population for chronic hepatitis B virus infection.|
Summary of Recommendation
- The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.
Grade: A Recommendation.
Current as of June 2009
Screening for Hepatitis B Infection in Pregnancy, Topic Page. June 2009. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshepbpg.htm