Hepatitis B in Pregnant Women: Screening
Release Date: June 2009
Summary of Recommendations
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 tohttp://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.
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.