Hepatitis B in Pregnant Women: Screening
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Clinical Summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation
This document is a summary of the 2009 recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task force on screening for Hepatitis B infection in pregnancy. It is intended for use by primary care clinicians. This summary was first published in Annals of Internal Medicine in June 2009 (Ann Intern Med 2009;150:871; http://www.annals.org).
|Population||All Pregnant Women|
|Recommendation||Screen at the first prenatal visit.|
|Timing of Screening||
Establish systems for timely transfer of maternal HBsAg test results to the labor and delivery and newborn medical records.
|Relevant USPSTF Recommendations||
USPSTF recommendations on the screening of pregnant women for other infections, including asymptomatic bacteriuria, bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, HIV, and syphilis, can be found athttp://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
For a summary of the evidence systematically reviewed in making these recommendations, the full recommendation statement, and supporting documents, please go tohttp://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
Disclaimer: Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Internet Citation: Clinical Summary: Hepatitis B in Pregnant Women: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2016.