(13)C-urea breath test
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Apr 3;101(4):848-863. Epub 2006 Feb 22 Systematic Review
IN helicobacter pylori infection, bleeding peptic ulcer The Use of
(13)C-urea breath test
As Diagnostic Tool
Is better Than
all other diagnostic test
To diagnose H. pylori infection in bleeding patients: the better combination of LR+ (9.5) and LR- (0.11). Methods based in biopsy (urease test, histology, or culture) have better specificity but less sensitivity. Serology and stool antigen test are worse.