Sale! Stomach Ulcer Test (H Pylori) 4.33 out of 5 (4 customer reviews) £10.99 £9.99 Stomach Ulcer Test (H Pylori) quantity — OR — Add to basket SKU: HEA003 / B1G Category: Home Health Tests Brand: Prima Description Additional information Reviews (4) Stomach ulcer test kit for the detection of H pylori infection Stomach Ulcer Test Kit 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 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. 1. OPEN Tear the protective pouch (from the notch) and only get out the device and the pipette. Dispose of the small desiccant bag. Push the orange small rod into the body of the lancet until hearing a CLICK indicating the device is activated. Be careful not to push the trigger because the needle can come out too early. 2. LANCET Remove the orange rod by turning it on the left or on the right. 3. PRICK Strongly press the extremity of the lancet on the part of the finger which is cleaned with alcohol in order to obtain a very good contact. Press on the trigger button. The tip retracts automatically and safely after use. 4. BLOOD Keeping the hand down and massage the end that was stung to obtain a blood drop. 5. PIPETTE Without pressing the pipette bulb, put it in contact with the drop. The blood migrates into the pipette through the capillarity to the line indicated on the pipette. You may massage again your finger to obtain more blood if the line is not reached. As far as possible, avoid of air bubbles. 6. TEST Put the blood collected with the pipette into the sample well of the device, by pressing on the pipette bulb. 7. WAIT Wait for the blood totally being dispensed in the well. Using the dropper bottle, add 5 drops of diluent into the sample well of the device. READ THE RESULT AFTER 10 MINUTES. DO NOT READ THE RESULT AFTER 15 MINUTES. The intensity of the line colour does not have any importance for the interpretation of the test result. 8. POSITIVE RESULT Two coloured lines appear in the window under the marks T (Test) and C (Control). The intensity of the line T may be clearer than the intensity of the line C. This result means that the there is the presence of the antibodies anti-HP in blood and that you should consult a doctor. 9. NEGATIVE RESULT Only one coloured line appears under the mark C (Control). This result means that the presence of the antibodies anti-HP in blood was not detectable. KIT CONTENTS: 1 sealed aluminium pouch containing: 1 device for the test and desiccant, 1 dropper vial containing 0.5 ml of diluent, 1 painless sterile lancet for blood sampling, instructions for use. More information about H Pylori What is H pylori? H pylori is a bacterium. It is found in the stomach wall. H pylori, if left untreated, can be the cause of gastritis, peptic ulcers in the stomach and small intestine and stomach cancer Gastritis Irritation and swelling of the stomach lining can be a common problem caused by H pylori infection. However a lot of people live without any awareness that they have an infection, as they show no obvious symptoms. Ulcer of the small intestine An ulcer of the small intestine will affect only about 15% of those people infected with H pylori. However, anybody who does have a small intestine ulcer will almost certainly have an H pylori infection too. The ulcer can be treated, at the same time as the infection, to stop the ulcer coming back. A small intestine ulcer is nearly 3 times more common than a stomach ulcer. Stomach ulcers Treatment with antacids can help relieve the burning pain associated with stomach ulcers. Stomach Cancer Cancer of the stomach accounts for around 2% of all cancers in the UK, according to information produced Cancer Research UK in April 2011. Various studies have identified a link between stomach cancer and long-term H pylori infection. Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection A number of techniques can be employed to detect Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infections. The Zoom Health stomach ulcers test is a blood test that looks for antibodies. This test is generally more reliable than a saliva test. However, because antibody levels can remain high for some time after successful treatment, a positive result may still occur even over a year later. It is generally advised that all patients with ulcers of the stomach or small intestine should be treated to remove H pylori infection. 9 times out of 10, treatment is successful patients with very low re-infection rates. Related Products Home Thyroid Test Kit Anaemia / Iron Deficiency Test Home Allergy Test Kit Home Prostate Test Total Cholesterol Blood Test Kit Bowel Test (Faecal Occult Blood) Coeliac Disease Test Kit Wheat Gluten Intolerance Test Additional information Location A1 4 reviews for Stomach Ulcer Test (H Pylori) 5 star66%4 star0%3 star33%2 star0%1 star0%Powered by Customer Reviews Plugin 5 out of 5 Sue (verified owner) – January 29, 2016 This product was very easy to use fast results aswell especially for me as I don’t like going to the Drs as I’m a bit of a germophobe! Highly recommended for anyone who is worried about the h pylori virus. Big thumbs up. Was this review helpful to you?YesNo Lewis – March 2, 2016 Took 2 H Pylori tests, both came out negative. Look I’ve bought 2 tests and you’ve made your profit. I need to get a diagnosis so I can fix the symptoms that are making my life hell. Please tell me how accurate these tests are, if at all. Was this review helpful to you?YesNo 5 out of 5 EWa (verified owner) – July 19, 2016 Easy to use and fast results. Was this review helpful to you?YesNo 3 out of 5 Helene Savva (verified owner) – October 6, 2016 The needle system did not work and the plastic tube to direct the blood to the test unit useless. You need plenty of blood iwhen you can just drop the blood directly. The notice in english but not french. As i live in France, not pratic to explain to my french friend ! So improvements can be made. Results in itself seem to précise. We will check with the physicien as the positif was very faint. 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