Does N-acetyl cystein affect the sensitivity and specificity of Helicobacter pylori stool antigen test?


Demirturk L., Yazgan Y., Tarcin O., Ozel M., Diler M., Oncul O. , ...More

HELICOBACTER, vol.8, no.2, pp.120-123, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1523-5378.2003.00132.x
  • Title of Journal : HELICOBACTER
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-123

Abstract

Background. N-acetyl cystein, a mucolytic agent, might make Helicobacter pylori antigens shed more easily to stool, and might therefore contribute to the diagnostic accuracy of the Helicobacter pylori stool antigen test. The aim of this study is to investigate if N-acetyl cystein contributes to the diagnostic accuracy of the Helicobacter pylori stool antigen test by increasing the sensitivity and specificity of the test.