Helicobacter Pylori testing is conducted when there is an infection caused by it. These tests can’t be conducted as a routine test as it’s invasive and procedural. Helicobacter Pylori is associated with a raised risk of developing ulcer, chronic ulcer, gastritis and gastric cancer. Doctor may order to perform these tests when the individual experiences severe pain, indigestion, nausea, belching and unexplained weight loss. An immediate regime of prescribed antibiotics can help eliminate the bacteria.
Why get tested:
To detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool sample.
To diagnose infections and peptic ulcers causes by H. Pylori.
To determine the reason for unexpected weight loss, nausea and abdominal pain.