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How is it possible to test positive for HP through blood test and negative when doing the biopsy from a gastroscope?

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Re: How is it possible to test positive for HP through blood test and negative when doing the biopsy from a gastroscope?

Post by Helico_expert » Tue May 30, 2017 2:25 am

there is no particular guideline in terms of taking probiotics. if you feel better, then you can continue taking it.

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Re: How is it possible to test positive for HP through blood test and negative when doing the biopsy from a gastroscope?

Post by Bpositive » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:54 pm

Thank you for all the replies Helico_expert
I'm scheduled for my Carbon 14 breath test on the 28th of this month.
I will be discontinuing Sucralfate and Domperidone on the 12th of this month 15 days prior to breath test.
is it OK to take Clonazepam and Gabapentin?
Thanks again in advance

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Re: How is it possible to test positive for HP through blood test and negative when doing the biopsy from a gastroscope?

Post by Helico_expert » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:35 am

I dont think either of those two drugs will affect the breath test. The breath test is more related to the acidity of your stomach. as long as you dont take anything that will neutralize the acid, UBT will work.

if you are experiencing any reflux symptom, you can take Ranitidine.

have a look at this guideline.
http://www.helico.com/PYtest_guide_2013.pdf

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