Description of Helicobacter Test:
- detect the presence of anti-HP antibodies;
- quick immunodiagnostic test;
- simple use;
- see the instruction for more information.
- 1 sealed aluminium pouch containing 1 plastic pipette, 1 desiccant bag (not to be used), 1 test device
- 1 sterile lancet for blood sampling
- 1 instructions leaflet
- 1 dropper bottle of diluent
- 1 alcohol swab
Helicobacter can cause Stomach Ulcer. If you have been treated for a Helicobacter Pylori infection, you cannot use this test again until your antibodies have dissipated from your blood. This will usually take 18-24 months. We are on our way to bring out another Helicobacter Pylori test that is not limited to this.
Helicobacter pylori bacterium (formerly known as Campylobacter pylori or pyloridis) is a gram-negative bacterium that is usually found in the stomach and duodenum and is associated with gastritis and peptic ulcers. H. pylori attach to the mucous cells of the stomach and cause the inflammation of the stomach lining. H. pylori infection spreads via oral-to-oral, fecal-to-oral contact, contaminated food or water.
Both noninvasive and invasive tests are performed to detect H.pylori infection and diagnose the associated gastric disorders. Noninvasive tests are preferred unless there are specific indications for invasive testing (e.g., malignancy or peptic ulcer is suspected).
Indications for testing for Helicobacter pylori infection
- Presence or history of the duodenal or gastric ulcer;
- In order to evaluate the effectiveness of eradication therapy;
- Persons with gastric low-grade MALT lymphoma;
- Individuals with atrophic gastritis;
- After endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer;
- Individuals with dyspepsia;
- For those who undergo chronic NSAID/aspirin therapy;
- For those who undergo chronic antisecretory drug therapy (e.g., due to gastroesophageal reflux disease);
- Those who have relatives who suffer from gastric cancer patients;
- Those who have relatives who suffer from a duodenal ulcer;
- Those who have relatives who have H. pylori infection;