Could the simplified C-14 urea breath test be a new standard in noninvasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection?


ÖZDEMİR E., KARABACAK N. , Degertekin B., Cirak M., DURSUN A. , Engin D., ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.22, ss.611-616, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12149-008-0168-6
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.611-616

Özet

Objective The carbon-14 (C-14) urea breath test (UBT) is a reliable and noninvasive technique for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection. The diagnostic performance of a new practical and low dose C-14 UBT system (Heliprobe, Stockholm, Sweden) was compared with those of other diagnostic tests, namely, rapid urease test (RUT), histopathology, and DNA detection using polymerase chain reaction (PCR).