Comparison of the Diagnostic Accuracy of Five Different Stool Antigen Tests for the Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Infection

KORKMAZ H., Kesli R., KARABAĞLI P., Terzi Y.

HELICOBACTER, vol.18, no.5, pp.384-391, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/hel.12053
  • Journal Name: HELICOBACTER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.384-391
  • Keywords: Helicobacter pylori diagnosis, stool antigen test, immunoassay, sensitivity, specificity, ENZYME-IMMUNOASSAY, NONINVASIVE DIAGNOSIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, HPSA, MANAGEMENT, CURE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Several noninvasive diagnostic tests based on the detection of Helicobacter pylori stool antigen (HpSA) have been developed. The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of 5 HpSA tests-2 monoclonal enzyme immunoassay tests (EIAs: the Premier Platinum HpSA Plus test and Helicobacter pylori Antigen (Hp Ag) test) and 3 rapid immunochromatographic assay (ICA) tests (the ImmunoCard STAT! HpSA test, one step HpSA test, and H. pylori fecal antigen test)-for diagnosing H. pylori infection in adult patients with dyspeptic symptoms before eradication therapy.