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Release Date: October 2009
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening infants for hyperbilirubinemia.
Summary of Recommendation
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (select "Clinical Considerations" for suggestions for practice when evidence is insufficient).
Grade: I Statement.
Screening of Infants for Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Chronic Bilirubin Encephalopathy, October 2009
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 650 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 315 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 1.6 MB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 65 KB; PDF Help)
Current as of October 2009
Screening of Infants for Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Chronic Bilirubin Encephalopathy, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. October 2009. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshyperb.htm