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Does basic blood test (cbc) tests for h pylori bacteria?

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Dr. Lisa Gangarosa
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

A CBC or complete blood count checks white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet counts.
There is a serologic test for h pylori which can be used to screen for infection, but can not be used after treatment as it can remain positive. A stool test, breath test, or biopsy can be used to check for eradication after treatment.

In brief: No

A CBC or complete blood count checks white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet counts.
There is a serologic test for h pylori which can be used to screen for infection, but can not be used after treatment as it can remain positive. A stool test, breath test, or biopsy can be used to check for eradication after treatment.
Dr. Lisa Gangarosa
Dr. Lisa Gangarosa
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

A standard complete blood count measures red blood cells and their characteristics, platelets, and white blood cells and their types.
If a peripheral smear is done (microscope), bacteria in the blood can be seen but not always identified.H. Pylori is not a blood infection, rather stomach.Tests that detect h.Pylori include clo test from a biopsy, a breath test, a blood test, and stool antigen test.

In brief: No

A standard complete blood count measures red blood cells and their characteristics, platelets, and white blood cells and their types.
If a peripheral smear is done (microscope), bacteria in the blood can be seen but not always identified.H. Pylori is not a blood infection, rather stomach.Tests that detect h.Pylori include clo test from a biopsy, a breath test, a blood test, and stool antigen test.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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