Comparison of three stool antigen tests for Helicobacter pylori detection.

  title={Comparison of three stool antigen tests for Helicobacter pylori detection.},
  author={Jennifer M. Andrews and Brent Marsden and Dave Brown and Vincent Wai-Sun Wong and Eleri Wood and Michael Kelsey},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={56 10},
BACKGROUND Active Helicobacter pylori infection can be diagnosed by invasive (biopsy based) or non-invasive methods, such as stool antigen testing. AIMS To compare three stool antigen enzyme immunoassay kits--Premier Platinum Hp SA, FemtoLab Cnx, and Hp Ag--with biopsy based methods for the detection of H pylori in previously undiagnosed patients. METHODS One hundred and eleven adults with dyspepsia referred for endoscopy provided a stool sample for testing and had biopsies taken. Patients… CONTINUE READING