A 47-year-old member asked:
Is the citric acid c-urea breath test effective to test for h. pylori?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Hackanswered
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: The best tests for h pylori infection are the breath and the fecal testing. These are able to distinguish between active and past infections which the blood antibody testing is not.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: "the sensitivity and specificity in untreated subjects are very high and range from 90 to 98% and from 92 to 100%, respectively" http://gut.bmj.com/content/45/suppl_1/I18.full but it sounds like it isn't a simple test kit.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 20, 2014
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