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Stool immunoassay for Helicobacter pylori is not specific enough

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1541
  1. Mario Guslandi, gastroenterologist. (
  1. Gastroenterology Unit, S Raffaele Hospital, Milan 20132, Italy

    EDITOR—The paper by Lehmann et al 1 confirms the view that stool immunoassay for Helicobacter pylori is a non-invasive, cheap, and reliable test for assessing H pylori infection in unselected patients. However, Lehmann et al overlook the major issue concerning this diagnostic …

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