Author(s): de Carvalho Costa Cardinali, Rocha GA, Rocha AM, de Moura SB, de Figueiredo Soares T,
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Abstract The [(13)C]urea breath test ((13)C-UBT) and Helicobacter pylori stool antigen test (HpSA) for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection in children were validated. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were 93.8, 99.1, 97.8, and 98.0\%, respectively, for the (13)C-UBT and 96.9, 100, 100, and 98.0\%, respectively, for HpSA. Both tests are appropriate for diagnosing H. pylori infection in children.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology