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Testing for immunity is advised only for persons whose subsequent clinical management depends on knowledge of their immune status, including

  • Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers
  • Health care workers and public safety workers at high risk for continued percutaneous or mucosal exposure to blood or body fluids
  • Chronic hemodialysis patients, HIV-infected persons, and other immunocompromised persons (e.g., hematopoietic stem-cell transplant recipients or persons receiving chemotherapy)
  • Sex partners of persons with chronic HBV infection
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