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Is the citric acid c-urea breath test effective to test for h. Pylori?
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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