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., DİNÇ U., ...More

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.799-803
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.