When is endoscopic biopsy indicated for the diagnosis of pediatric Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Answer

Endoscopic biopsy is indicated for the following reasons:

  • Histologic examination of gastric tissue

  • Rapid urease testing (eg, CLO test)

  • Culture of organisms

  • PCR testing to identify H pylori DNA


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