The Kimberly-Clark CLOtest Rapid Urease Test is recognizedby medical professionals as the “Gold Standard” among ureasetests because of its accuracy, convenience and affordability. CLOtest was developed by Barry Marshall, M.D. who, alongwith Robin Warren, M.D., was the first to discover thecorrelation between Helicobacter pylori and gastric ulcers. Today, CLOtest has become the most widely used rapid ureasetest worldwide for the diagnosis of H. pylori. One of the most common chronic infections worldwide,H. pylori is associated with 95% of duodenal ulcers and 80%of gastric ulcers. Clinical studies have shown that eradicatingH. pylori is effective in eliminating or reducing the recurrenceof ulcers and may also lower the risk of gastric cancer. The National Institutes of Health recommends testing for H. pyloriin all patients with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
- Diagnosis of 75% of H. pylori infections with no false positives within 20 minutes
- Bacteriostatic agent in gel to ensure a lower incidence of false positivesEasy to read color changes
- 98% sensitivity and 97% specificity
- CLIA waived