Positive biopsy test and negative antibody test

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eduardovonmaro
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Positive biopsy test and negative antibody test

Post by eduardovonmaro » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Hello,

I had a positive biopsy test, after an endoscopy.
I have a broad range of symptoms, starting with a chronic gastritis.

However, I have tested in the past and just tested again for the antibodies and the result is always negative.

I do not know what to believe in and any help would be highly appreciated.

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Re: Positive biopsy test and negative antibody test

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:18 am

blood test is almost too hard to get false negative. What did your biopsy report say about positive on H. pylori?

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Re: Positive biopsy test and negative antibody test

Post by eduardovonmaro » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:24 am

It said:
"Chronic Pangastritis, active, associated with Helicobacter pylori.
Intestinal metaplasia: Absent.
Degree of inflammatory process: II (moderate in the antrum / transition and light in the gastric body).
Stage / atrophy: 0 (atrophy not demonstrated in these samples).
Phenotype: Non-atrophic Pangastrite.
Note: Eradication / control is recommended."

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Re: Positive biopsy test and negative antibody test

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:35 am

that's a clue of H. pylori present. not a real evidence. Perhaps you need breath or stool test to double confirm the result.

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