Usefulness of a novel enzyme immunoassay for the detection of Helicobacter pylori in feces.

@article{Ohkura2000UsefulnessOA,
  title={Usefulness of a novel enzyme immunoassay for the detection of Helicobacter pylori in feces.},
  author={Ryuichi Ohkura and Hiroto Miwa and Toshio Murai and Akihito Nagahara and Kouji Ohta and Kunio Sato and Tomonori Yamada and Nobuhiro Sato},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          49-53
        }
}
BACKGROUND In this study we assessed the reliability of a newly developed enzyme immunoassay (HpSA) kit for detecting Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool. METHODS This study included 309 patients, 147 of whom were defined as positive and 162 as negative by the 13C-urea breath test, rapid urease test, and pathologic findings. From these patients fresh stool specimens were collected for HpSA. RESULTS When 0.100 was adopted as the cut-off value, in accordance with the manufacturer's… CONTINUE READING
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