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Tests for H. pylori infection 2 years 3 months ago #67594

  • adamt
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I've asked my hematologist about obtaining an h.pylori test but they were dismissive and didn't seem to think it was needed. Both my bouts of ITP came after having a stomach virus. After speaking to my GP they agreed to test for H.Pylori using a blood test. The result came back as negative. I am now reading that the blood test isn't the best way to test for h.pylori and the best test would be a Urea Breath Test 13C.

Does anyone know if this is worth doing? This link, for example, says that "Only UBT is sufficiently accurate to confirm current infection or eradication." bjgp.org/content/67/665/576

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Tests for H. pylori infection 2 years 3 months ago #67603

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The blood test detects either a current or previous infection with h pylori as it looks for the antibodies. So if it's negative the theory is that you have never had it so are clear.

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Tests for H. pylori infection 2 years 3 months ago #67611

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adamt, could the stomach virus bouts have been a Flu viruses?
Note that no steroid response and no IVIG response, along with Flu virus trigger, would be row 2 in my ITP treatments table.
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