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Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and dyspepsia in adults: investigation and management [CG184]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.9.1

Test for H pylori using a carbon‑13 urea breath test or a stool antigen test, or laboratory-based serology where its performance has been locally validated. [2004, amended 2014]

What was measured: The proportion of accredited microbiology laboratories that provide stool antigen testing to diagnose H. pylori.
Data collection end: December 2015
Area covered: Local
Source: Allison, R. et al. (2016) Audit of Helicobacter pylori Testing in Microbiology Laboratories in England: To Inform Compliance with NICE Guidance and the Feasibility of Routine Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance. International Journal of Microbiology 2016 PAGES 8540904.

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