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WHAT IS HELICOBACTER PYLORI
Helicobacter Pylori is a common infection that can cause inflammation of the stomach and is thought to be involved in the development of peptic ulcers. It is found in half of the world’s population.
Helicobacter Pylori testing can be performed to support a diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori infection or to find out if your treatment for the Helicobacter Pylori infection was successful. A Helicobacter Pylori stool antigen test checks your stool (feces) for Helicobacter Pylori antigens. These are substances that trigger the immune system to fight the infection.
It is recommended that Helicobacter Pylori testing is performed by having biopsies taken during an endoscopy (camera test), having a stool antigen test performed, or a urea breath test(1).
Serology (blood) test is not recommended to diagnose eradication of the Helicobacter Pylori infection as antibiodies to the infection can remain in your system for a long time(2).
A stool antigen test can be performed in the comfort of your own home with no fasting requirement. Testing kits can be purchased directly through the online store 24/7. A Helicobacter Pylori stool antigen test is suitable for both adults and children.
1) Chey, W., Leontiadis, G., Howden, C. and Moss, S. (2017). ACG Clinical Guideline: Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 112(2), pp.212-239.
2) Chey, W. and Wong, B. (2007). American College of Gastroenterology Guideline on the Management of Helicobacter pylori Infection. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 102(8), pp.1808-1825.
Testing Age: Adults & Children
Referral: No referral required
Results: Approx 5 working days
Testing Kit Fee: €120
Before purchasing your kit, please read the pre-procedure instructions and Terms & Conditions which can be downloaded using the button below.
HELICOBACTER PYLORI STOOL ANTIGEN HOME TEST KIT
Please click on the Buy Home Test Button below to purchase a Helicobacter Pylori Stool Antigen test.