Evaluation of a new rapid lateral flow chromatography test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori


KAKLIKKAYA N., Akdogan R. A. , OZGUR O., UZUN D. Y. , COBANOGLU U., DINC U., ...More

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.27, no.6, pp.799-803, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.799-803

Abstract

Objective: The rapid, simple and non-invasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is important in implementing chemotherapy in appropriate manner, and in assessing persistent H. pylori infection after eradication therapy. The ImmunoCard STAT! HpSA kit (Meridian Bioscience, Europe) is a lateral flow chromatography test which utilizes a monoclonal anti-H. pylori antibody. In this study, we investigated the usefulness of the ImmunoCard STAT! HpSA test before and after eradication therapy on patients referred to undergo upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.