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.

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Last updated: 
4 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
4 June 2018

Definitions

HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen