Stomach Ulcer Test (H Pylori)
- Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) is a major cause of stomach ulcers
- identifies the presence of Helicobacter Pylori
- result within 30 minutes
Stomach ulcer test kit for the detection of H pylori infection
If you suffer from indigestion, heartburn or stomach pains, you may well have a stomach ulcer. This easy-to-use stomach ulcer test kit identifies the presence of Helicobacter Pylori. This home health test checks for the presence of an infection caused by the Helicobacter pylori. The antibodies against Helicobacter pylori are usually absent in people who have never contracted that infection.
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) is a major cause of stomach ulcers. If you suspect that you do have a stomach ulcer, this simple test will help you identify if Helicobacter Pylori is present. Infection can take place in both adults and children. Once identified, the infection can be quickly and successfully treated by your GP with antibiotics.
It is important to identify H pylori infection. The presence of the bug can weaken the protective coating of your stomach and intestines. This can expose sensitive tissue to stomach acid, increasing the risk of both ulcers and cancer.
This test is a quick, simple, sensitive and reliable indicator of infection with H. pylori. All you need is a finger prick blood drop and you will have a result within 30 minutes.
Why it is important to test
It is important to identify H pylori infection. In first world countries the level of infection ranges between 20 and 50%. The bacterium is usually picked up during childhood and can last a lifetime unless treated. Often people show no obvious symptoms of infection. The presence of the bug can weaken the protective coating of your stomach and intestines. This can expose sensitive tissue to stomach acid, increasing the risk of both ulcers and cancer.
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori grows in the gastric mucosa, where it can damage it to the point of causing stomach ulcers. The associated disturbances are gastritis and burning sensation in the stomach, even if more than 50% of the infections are without symptoms. This infection can be treated easily with specific antibiotics.
Checking the presence of antibodies against Helicobacter pylori is a very good tool for verifying our own health status and eventually taking the required preventive actions. In fact, an untreated infection can increase the probability of developing stomach cancer.
How do I perform the test?
Prick your finger quickly and easily with the micro-lancet. Put a small drop of blood on the test strip. Add the buffer solution. After 30 seconds the result of appears in the test window. The appearance of two lines in the test window signifies a positive result.
The test works by using an immunology reaction that verifies the presence of specific antibodies against Helicobacter pylori.