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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Release Date: July 2008

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents

Summary of Recommendations

  • The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture for pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation or at the first prenatal visit, if later.
    Grade: A recommendation.
  • The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in men and nonpregnant women.
    Grade: D recommendation.

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Supporting Documents

Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria, July 2008
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 185 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 105 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 110 KB; PDF Help)

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Current as of July 2008

Internet Citation:

Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria, Topic Page. July 2008. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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