Available Tests for Helicobacter pylori Infection*. Non-endoscopic Serologic test. Urea breath test (Active test).
DNA test generally has higher false positives than breath test.
Key words : Helicobacter pylori, Omeprazole, Urea breath test. [Thai J Gastroenterol 2007; 8(3):104-8].
Helicobacter pylori tests are used to detect a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine (duodenum ).
Overall, accuracy of the ICT HpSA tests ranged between 50-93 per cent. Of concern is the high number of false negatives that occurred with the use
Keywords: Helicobacter pylori – Carbon-14 urea breath test – Peptic ulcer disease.
This urea breath test indirectly detects the presence of H pylori-associated urease by measuring CO2 in the patient’s breath.
To avoid false negative results, post treatment testing should be delayed until 4 weeks after completion of the drug regimen.
C urea breath test be a new standard in noninvasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection?
What is a C14 Urea breath test and how does it work? Helicobacter pylori (the major cause of gastric and duodenal ulcers) is a fastidious