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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 14, 2005; 11(42): 6681-6683
Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6681
Table 1 Characteristics of recruited patients
Kits usedPS, QV, BMPS, UGAll
Mean age (range)44.7 (18–73)41.3 (20–68)43.1 (18–73)
H pylori positive6759126
H pylori negative353671
Indeterminate results7411
Table 2 Sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and likelihood ratios of rapid blood test for H pylori infection
Performance characteristicsBMQVUGPS
Sensitivity (%)67.243.355.980.2
Specificity (%)97.1999995.8
Positive predictive value (%)97.8989997.1
Negative predictive value (%)60.747.958.173.1
Positive likelihood ratio23.231.241.319.1
Negative likelihood ratio0.3380.5670.4410.207