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Most Accurate Alternative to Breath Test/Endoscopy

Blood tests (for antibody) are used to screen for H.pylori. They remain positive for many months after treatment so can only be used as the initial test. Urine antibody is a "pregnanacy style" urine test. Accuracy is slightly less than blood tests. A negative blood test is good evidence that Hp is NOT present. Use it to exclude the diagnosis (but no test is 100% perfect remember).

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Most Accurate Alternative to Breath Test/Endoscopy

Post by healing3 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:25 pm

Hello,
I'm expecting that my GP will want to do a test for HP. What is the most accurate alternative to breath and endoscopy testing?

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Re: Most Accurate Alternative to Breath Test/Endoscopy

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:44 am

Blood and stool tests are equally good. Blood test tells you history of infection, not your current infection status. if you have never taken h. pylori treatment, you can assume that you are still infected and do blood test to confirm.

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Re: Most Accurate Alternative to Breath Test/Endoscopy

Post by Yoltookane » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:49 am

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