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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2008

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Screening for Pregnant Women

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture in pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks’ gestation or at the first prenatal visit, if later. This is an A recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Screening recommendation statement [Internet]. 2008 Jul [cited 2014 Jan 8]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf08/asymptbact/asbactrs.htm