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 Louise Cohen and Sally A. Rose and David N.B. Lewin and Benito Jorge Rubio Retama and Wesley Y. Naritoku and Cynthia T. Johnson and Laura Bautista and Helen P. Crowe and Allan D. 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
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