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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Screening

Release Date: September 2019

Recommendation Summary

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Pregnant persons

The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria using urine culture in pregnant persons.

Nonpregnant adults

The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in nonpregnant adults.


To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

To read the Viewpoint on the new recommedation format in JAMA, select here.

See the Clinician Summary for a more detailed summary of the recommendation for clinicians.

Related Information for Health Professionals

There is no related information for health professionals.

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: August 2019

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. August 2019.

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