Title: The urea breath test: a non-invasive clinical tool for detecting Helicobacter pylori infection
Authors: Perri, F ×
Ghoos, Yvo
Hiele, Martin
Andriulli, A
Rutgeerts, Paul #
Issue Date: Nov-1995
Series Title: The Italian journal of gastroenterology vol:27 issue:2 pages:55-63
Abstract: The urea breath test exploits the urease enzyme of Helicobacter pylori. The hydrolysis of labelled urea releases labelled carbon dioxide that is excreted in the breath. Distribution of urea throughout the stomach prevents sampling errors and allows for semiquantitative assessment of the extent of Helicobacter pylori infection. The urea breath test is very specific and sensitive and can be proposed as the method of choice for detecting Helicobacter pylori infection in ulcer patients before and after eradicating treatment as well as in epidemiological studies.
ISSN: 1125-8055
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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