Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori by carbon-13 urea breath test
using a portable mass spectrometer.
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Utility of [13C] urea breath test
for Helicobacter pylori detection in partial gastrectomy patients.
The C urea breath test
in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection.
However, it is rather unlikely that it could compete with the urea breath test
, CLO test or histological examination.
Although equivalent to the urea breath test
in performance, the stool test is considerably less expensive and less time consuming, and investigators have found it acceptable to patients.28 When using the urea breath test
or monoclonal stool antigen test in developed countries, where typically 25% of dyspeptic patients are H pylori positive, only 3% (62 for stool, 65 for urea breath test
of 2000) of patients will receive unnecessary antibiotics.29 In contrast, using a serology based test, 12.75% of the 2000 patientstested are likely to receive an incorrect diagnosis of active H pylori infection and receive inappropriate treatment.29
Brucella agglutination, salmonella group agglutination, ANA, TORCH panel, HBsAg, anti-HCV, anti-HIV, and urea breath test
results were negative.
pylori (as assessed by a C urea breath test
) but no active ulcers were randomised into four groups which received:
pylori infection by a [.sup.13]C urea breath test
(UBT) (INFAI, York, UK).
A recent study in the Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology found the urea breath test
is a highly sensitive, specific, and noninvasive method for the detection of H.