H Pylori Test

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You did a wonderful job on your PowerPoint presentation! I see that a serum H pylori test was done and came back positive for the patient. The test has a high specificity and sensitivity, and it is useful for detecting a newly infected patient. As providers, it will important to know that the serum H pylori test is not a good test for follow-up of treated patients because the results do not indicate a present infection with H pylori due to the fact that the antibody titer can remain elevated for a long time after H pylori is eradicated (Santacroce, 2014). A test that can be used to detect eradication after treatment is the H pylori fecal antigen test. H. pylori have multiple flagella, which allow them to move through the mucous layer
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