H. Pylori (stool)

Item code: IFHPAG

Why test H. pylori?

    Testing is used to diagnose an infection due to the bacteria and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment given. H. Pylori infection is associated with an increased risk of developing ulcers (peptic ulcer disease), chronic gastritis, and gastric (stomach) cancer.
  • Gastrointestinal upset Symptoms include abdominal pain, black stools, unexplained weight loss, indigestion, fullness, bloating, nausea, or belching.
  • Monitoring

    You have been diagnosed with H. pylori and want to check that treatment was effective.
  • Health History

    If a person close to you has tested positive for H. pylori, which can be passed on through saliva and faeces.
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