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Hepatitis B in Pregnant Women: Screening

Release Date: June 2009

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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Pregnant Women

The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

This recommendation reaffirms the USPSTF's 2004 recommendation on Screening for Hepatitis B Virus with respect to pregnant women. Go to to view the 2004 recommendation against routinely screening the general asymptomatic population for chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

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.

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