Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women

July 23, 2019 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women. All pregnant women should be screened for hepatitis B infection at their first prenatal visit to prevent infection in newborns. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the July 23, 2019 online issue of JAMA.