Table 1.

Results of PCR and EIA compared to H. pyloristatus before and after eradication therapy

Method and resultNo. of individuals with indicated H. pylori status
Before therapy (n = 100)After therapy (n = 55)
PositiveaNegativebPositiveaNegativea
PCR
 Positive5901321
 Negative437120
EIA
 Positive5621213
 Negative735228
  • a H. pylori status was proven by histology and culture.

  • b H. pylori status was proven by the [13C]urea breath test and serology.