Archived: Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening
Original Release Date: January 2004
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|General, Asymptomatic Adult Population|
The USPSTF recommends against routinely screening the general asymptomatic population for chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
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
The information found here is current for the general asymptomatic population other than pregnant women. This recommendation has been updated in part for pregnant women. Go to here to view the new recommendation for pregnant women, published in June 2009.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.