Diagnostic efficiency of an ultrarapid endoscopy room test for Helicobacter pylori.

@article{Thillainayagam1991DiagnosticEO,
  title={Diagnostic efficiency of an ultrarapid endoscopy room test for Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={Andrew V. Thillainayagam and A. S. Arvind and Rs. Cook and Isobel Harrison and Soad Tabaqchali and M. Farthing},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={
          467-9
        }
}
There are several reliable methods for detecting Helicobacter pylori but all have as a major disadvantage the time required to yield a definitive result. We have modified the standard urease test so that a positive result is available in one minute. We describe the use of this test in biopsy specimens from the gastric antrum from 220 consecutive patients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The performance of the 'one minute test' was compared with a standard urease test, Gram stain… CONTINUE READING
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