A 51-year-old female asked:
is it enough to check the blood for hpylory when a duodenum ulcer is assumed? my lab result was negative.
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Infectious Disease 56 years experience
H. pylori: There are false negative results from almost any test. The serum antibody test is not recommended for routine diagnosis or for evaluation of treatment effectiveness. It will not distinguish previous infection from a current one. If test is negative, then it is unlikely that a person has had an H. pylori infection, but other tests are available to be sure.
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Last updated Dec 8, 2014
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