Accurate, noninvasive detection of Helicobacter pylori DNA from stool samples: Potential usefulness for monitoring treatment

A. P. Shuber, J. J. Ascaño, K. A. Boynton, A. Mitchell, Jr Frierson, W. El-Rifai, S. M. Powell

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Abstract

A novel DNA assay demonstrating sensitive and accurate detection of Helicobacter pylori from stool samples is reported. Moreover, in three individuals tested for therapeutic response, the assay showed the disappearance of H. pylori DNA during treatment. Thus, this noninvasive molecular biology-based assay has the potential to be a powerful diagnostic tool given its ability to specifically identify H. pylori DNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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