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Negative or positive h pylori test

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:51 pm

You have borderline positive, which is hard to believe. We would ask the patient to repeat the test in a week time. If breath test cannot give conclusive diagnosis, then you will need to ask for stool test.

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Fabio Cesar » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:01 am

Boderline positive ? So it means I still have h pylori right?

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:49 pm

borderline means the result is un-determined. It's neither positive nor negative. You just have to do the test again a month or two later.

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Roland » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:19 am

Breath and stool tests, which is more reliable?

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:34 am

They are both reliable. However, the accuracy is dependent on who is running the test. if you buy the test from websites and do it yourself, you may not be experienced enough to give accurate result.

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Roland » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:29 pm

What is your take on negative stool and positive breath test.
What does this imply? Which one is most accurate?

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Roland » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:09 pm

In my case doctor ignored my breath test which was positive and went with stool test which was negative. Does that mean Iam actually negative?

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:05 pm

I'll look at the raw data of both your breath and stool tests. How positive and negative are both tests?

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Roland » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:37 am

Hpylori- urea breath test
Result 398
Flag: H
Unit: CPM
Range: 0-40

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Re: Negative or positive h pylori test

Post by Helico_expert » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:41 am

if the cut off is 40 and your reading is 398, it looks high enough to be true positive.

perhaps you need to wait another month to repeat the breath test just for sure.

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