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cobweb icon Archived: Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening

Original Release Date: January 2004

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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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.

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Archived: Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

There is no Clinical Summary for this recommendation.

Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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