Rapid test for Helicobacter pylori diagnosis of patients presenting with symptoms of dyspepsia

Purins, A, Mundy, L, Hiller J
Record ID 32011000738
Authors' recomendations: Based on the small subsection of the literature reviewed in this prioritising summary, the H pylori rapid diagnostic stool tests showed good sensitivity with excellent specificity. The ImmunoCard STAT! HpSA was the best performer in most cases. A large amount of studies are available on these diagnostic tests.Given the potential links to gastric cancer and lymphoma, HealthPACT recommended that a Horizon Scanning report be commissioned, combining an assessment of rapid testing for Helicobacter pylori and screening for Helicobacter pylori in targeted populations.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Dyspepsia
  • Helicobacter Infections
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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