Health Protection Agency & UK National Screening Committee.
Publication date: June 2009
National uptake of antenatal hepatitis B screening increased from 93.4% in 2005 to 95.0% in 2007. In 2007, uptake ranged from 86.1% in the North East to 98.4% in the East Midlands.
National uptake of antenatal HIV screening was 93.2% in 2007, an increase from 88.9% in 2005. Although nationally uptake is now above the 90% target, two regions have yet to reach the target.
National uptake of antenatal syphilis screening increased from 93.7% in 2005 to 94.7% in 2007. In 2007, uptake ranged from 82.3% in the East Midlands to 98.0% in the West Midlands.
National uptake for antenatal rubella susceptibility screening was 95.0% in 2007, and ranged from 78.2% in the East Midlands to 98.3% in the West Midlands. There was no significant national change in the proportion of women screened for rubella susceptibility during the period 2005-2007.
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Last reviewed: 30 April 2010