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Whats the difference between h. Pylori breath test and blood test?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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In brief: Activity vs antibody

The breath test indicates the presence of active urease splitting organisms ( that is h.
Pylori ) whereas the blood test detects antibodies to h. Pylori which may not actually be present in the body. Two different tests for two different answers.

In brief: Activity vs antibody

The breath test indicates the presence of active urease splitting organisms ( that is h.
Pylori ) whereas the blood test detects antibodies to h. Pylori which may not actually be present in the body. Two different tests for two different answers.
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