Pregnant women are recommended to be screened for HBsAg
Routine antenatal screening of all pregnant women for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is recommended. This allows appropriate measures to be taken to prevent newborn infants developing chronic hepatitis B.23-25 See Infants born to mothers who are hepatitis B surface antigen–positive are recommended to receive both hepatitis B vaccine and HBIG.
- hepatitis B surface antigen
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