The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults.

The USPSTF recommends screening people at increased risk for hepatitis B infection.

View Hep B Screening Recommendation here.

Recommendation Summary for Population of Adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection

  • Grade B
  • The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection. See the Practice Considerations section for a description of adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection.

A list of all the high-risk countries by region of who should be screened can be seen in Table 2.

The final recommendation statement can also be found in the December 15, 2020, online issue of JAMA.

Last Updated on January 13, 2021 by HepFree NYC

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