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Old 09-23-2003, 01:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs down h. pylori

I've just had blood test results for this back and it said no antibodies. If this means I haven't got it then why was my Doc so certain I had. Could a blood test miss it?

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Old 09-23-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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The blood test is about 80-90% accurate if I remember correctly.

I had a blood test come up negative as well, and just went in for an endoscopy. The Dr. took a biopsy to check for certain so we'll see if I'm one of the 10-20% of people who show up negative for the antibodies but still have it.

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