Accuracy of invasive and noninvasive tests to diagnose Helicobacter pylori infection.

@article{Cutler1995AccuracyOI,
  title={Accuracy of invasive and noninvasive tests to diagnose Helicobacter pylori infection.},
  author={Alan F. Cutler and Suzanne Havstad and Chan K. Ma and Martin J. Blaser and Guillermo I Perez-Perez and Th. Schubert},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={
          136-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Multiple tests are available for determining Helicobacter pylori infection. Our aim was to compare the sensitivity, specificity, and negative and positive predictive value of the most widely available tests for diagnosis of H. pylori. METHODS A total of 268 patients (mean age, 53.7 +/- 15.8 years; 142 male and 126 female; 125 white and 143 nonwhite) was tested for H. pylori infection by [13C]urea breath test (UBT), measurement of serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgA antibody… CONTINUE READING
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