Archived: Hepatitis B in Pregnant Women: Screening, February 2004
Original Release Date: February 2004
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends screening for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.
This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for hepatitis B virus infection, and updates the 1996 recommendation contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition.1
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Hepatitis B in Pregnant Women: Screening, February 2004. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.