A review of tests for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection

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Abstract

The rediscovery and description of Helicobacter pylori 15 years ago have resulted in a paradigm shift in the understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of many gastrointestinal diseases. Successful cure of the infection depends on an accurate diagnosis. Numerous endoscopic and nonendoscopic H pylori diagnostic tests can detect H pylori infection, and testing has moved from the endoscopy unit to the primary care physician's office. This article discusses the clinical aspects of these tests and the advantages, disadvantages, and recommendations regarding appropriate use of these tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-566
Number of pages6
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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