Stool antigen tests for Helicobacter pylori infection : a review of clinical and cost-effectiveness and guidelines

There are two types of stool antigen tests for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection, one based on enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and the other based on immunochromatography (ICA). Both types of tests can be operated using either monoclonal antibody or polyclonal antibodies. Although both are highly sensit...

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Corporate Author: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ottawa (ON) Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health 08 January 2015, 2015
Series:Rapid response report: summary with critical appraisal
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:There are two types of stool antigen tests for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection, one based on enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and the other based on immunochromatography (ICA). Both types of tests can be operated using either monoclonal antibody or polyclonal antibodies. Although both are highly sensitive and specific, the EIA-based tests appears to be more accurate than the ICA-based tests. However, the ICA-based tests do not required specialized equipment, are easy to use, and are useful for rapid diagnosis of H. pylori infection. The aim of this report is to review the diagnostic accuracy, clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines of stool antigen tests for H. pylori infection
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