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, 55 (1), 89-93

Evaluation of Rapid Urine Test for the Detection of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in the Vietnamese Population

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Evaluation of Rapid Urine Test for the Detection of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in the Vietnamese Population

Lam Tung Nguyen et al. Dig Dis Sci.

Abstract

Purpose: This study attempted to assess the value of the RAPIRUN test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in the Vietnamese population.

Methods: We recruited 148 Vietnamese patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy during which five gastric biopsies were taken; blood and urine samples were collected from each patient. Helicobacter pylori infection status was determined by a combination of three different methods, including culture, immunohistochemistry, and serum ELISA. RAPIRUN tests were performed using urine samples.

Results: The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of the RAPIRUN test in these Vietnamese patients were 79.5, 90.7, and 84.5%, respectively.

Conclusions: The RAPIRUN test is useful for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection in the Vietnamese population, showing high specificity, acceptable sensitivity, non-invasiveness, convenience, and rapidity.

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