Accuracy of Helicobacter pylori diagnostic tests in patients with bleeding peptic ulcer: a systematic review and meta-analysis


Accuracy of Helicobacter pylori diagnostic tests in patients with bleeding peptic ulcer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Gisbert J P, Abraira V

Source American Journal of Gastroenterology
Year published 2006
Volume 101(4)
Pages 848-863
CRD summary This review assessed the accuracy of diagnostic tests for Helicobacter pylori in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The review concluded that biopsy methods have high specificity, while the urea breath test has a very high accuracy and the stool antigen test is less accurate. Given the variation between the studies, the review’s findings should be interpreted with some degree of caution.