Accuracy of four commercially available serologic tests, including two office-based tests and a commercially available 13C urea breath test, for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori.

@article{Cohen1999AccuracyOF,
  title={Accuracy of four commercially available serologic tests, including two office-based tests and a commercially available 13C urea breath test, for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={Helen Cohen and Sally Rose and David N B Lewin and B Retama and Wesley Y. Naritoku and Cynthia Johnson and Leonelo Bautista and Helen Crowe and Allan Pronovost},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={1999},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of H. pylori infection may be made by endoscopic (invasive) tests, or by nonendoscopic (noninvasive) tests. Our aim was to evaluate recently available nonendoscopic tests, including two office-based serologic tests and a commercially available 13C urea breath test. METHODS Gastric biopsy specimens (for culture and stain) from 178 patients (mean age 46 +/- 13.3 years, 79 men and 99 women), none of whom had received anti-H. pylori therapy, were tested for H. pylori… CONTINUE READING