Helicobacter Pylori

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About the Test

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can infect the lining of the stomach and cause inflammation and ulcers. It is a common cause of peptic ulcer disease, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. H. pylori is also a leading cause of stomach cancer.

H. pylori infection is usually acquired in childhood and persists for life, unless treated. The exact method of transmission is not completely understood, but it is thought to spread from person to person through contaminated food or water, or from close contact with an infected person.

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Sample Type :

Serum, plasma or whole blood

Results :

  Results are usually ready within 20 minutes.

Cost of Test :

    Price: $49

Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylorie)

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can infect the lining of the stomach and cause inflammation and ulcers. It is a common cause of peptic ulcer disease, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. H. pylori is also a leading cause of stomach cancer.

H. pylori infection is usually acquired in childhood and persists for life, unless treated. The exact method of transmission is not completely understood, but it is thought to spread from person to person through contaminated food or water, or from close contact with an infected person.

The most common symptoms of H. pylori infection are abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, belching, and nausea. However, many people with H. pylori do not experience any symptoms.

Diagnosis of H. pylori infection is typically done through a breath test, a blood test, or a stool test. Treatment involves a combination of antibiotics and acid-reducing medications to kill the bacteria and heal the ulcers. In most cases, the infection can be effectively treated and cured.

It’s important to get tested and treated for H. pylori if you have symptoms of an ulcer or have a history of peptic ulcer disease, as untreated H. pylori infection can lead to serious complications such as stomach cancer.

The H. pylori antibody test is a blood test that checks for the presence of antibodies to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in a person’s blood. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system in response to an infection, and they can provide evidence of previous or current exposure to the bacteria.

A positive H. pylori antibody test

A positive H. pylori antibody test indicates that the person has been exposed to the bacteria at some point in the past, but it does not necessarily mean that the person has an active H. pylori infection. Other tests, such as a breath test or a stool test, may be needed to confirm the presence of the bacteria and determine if treatment is necessary.

It’s important to get tested and treated for H. pylori if you have symptoms of an ulcer or have a history of peptic ulcer disease, as untreated H. pylori infection can lead to serious complications such as stomach cancer. A healthcare provider can recommend the best test or combination of tests to diagnose an H. pylori infection.

What Does This Test Tell Me?

Presence or absence of the H. pylori antibodies

Test Details:
  • Methodology/Detection: Indirect solid-phase immunoassay technology, qualitative detection of H. pylori antibodies.
  • 95.9% sensitivity versus biopsy / histology.