The clinical applications and accuracy of 2 rapid near-patient tests in detecting Helicobacter pylori infection.

@article{Lu2006TheCA,
  title={The clinical applications and accuracy of 2 rapid near-patient tests in detecting Helicobacter pylori infection.},
  author={Chien-Yu Lu and F. J. Kuo and Sheng-Wen Wang and Y C Lo and I-Chen Wu and Lin-Li Chang and Fang-Jung Yu and Y Su and Wen-ming Wang and C I Jan and D T Wu},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={241-6}
}
Noninvasive methods for assessing Helicobacter pylori infection status are now an integral part of managing patients with upper gastrointestinal complaints. The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of 2 rapid tests: a urine-based H. pylori antibody detection method (Rapirun) and a stool-based H. pylori antigen detection method (immunocard STAT! HpSA). The combined use of the mentioned 2 tests was also evaluated, which has not been described in previous… CONTINUE READING