IMR Press / FBL / Volume 6 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.2741/lake

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Testing for Helicobacter pylori in the clinical setting

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1 Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Academic Editor: JeanMarie Houghton

Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2001, 6(4), 129–136; https://doi.org/10.2741/lake
Published: 1 October 2001
(This article belongs to the Special Issue H. pylori- bacterial pathogenesis and immune response)
Abstract

There are a variety of tests available to identify Helicobacter pylori infection. These tests can be divided into those that do not require and those that do require endoscopy. This review provides a detailed discussion of the available diagnostic tests for H. pylori infection. Special attention is paid to the role of diagnostic testing in the management of patients with H. pylori-related disease. The potential advantages and disadvantages of various tests and the role of testing to confirm eradication after treatment for H. pylori is also discussed.

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