*Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Carollo Hospital, Suncheon, Korea.
†Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
‡Department of Biochemistry, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
The objective of this study was to evaluate a monoclonal antibody-based test to detect
Sixty-one volunteers were enrolled in the study. All of the subjects underwent a 13C-urea breath test (UBT) before esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Gastric aspirates were analyzed for pH and ammonia and used for polymerase chain reaction (PCR), culture, and monoclonal antibody-based detection of
Thirty-six subjects were
The monoclonal antibody-based test for diagnosing