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HDC Web page and EnteroTest Info and a New use

Brent Barrett salbrent at iquest.net
Thu Apr 16 21:00:57 EST 1998


HDC was a web page,  http://www.hdccorp.com/

One interesting item is they have modified the string test for detection of
H pylori.
They claim this is alternative specimen collection device and will be
competing with scoping the patient and performing a biopsy. HMO's are
interested in this because of the much lower cost than scope fees.

Brent Barrett wrote in message <6h3mls$k90$1 at news.iquest.net>...
>HDC produces and sells the EnteroTest string capsule test for the detection
>of Giardia. The system is available in adult and peds shapes.
>
>I interested any subscribers who has used this system and why and under
>which conditions it is being used. Of special interest, I would be
>interested in  cases study(ies) where an EIA Giardia assay, Enterotest and
>routine O&P exams performed and the results.  Did the EIA pick up the
>infection, which the string and O&P exams were negative?
>
>Did the string test find Giardia before the EIA and O&P assays did?
>
>Have you found other parasites except Giardia using  the string test.
>
>Thank you
>
>Brent Barrett
>Indiana State Department of Health
>salbrent at iquest.net
>
>
>
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