Genova Test Kit

Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen EIA - Genova Test Kit

Quick Overview

Helicobacter pylori testing is used to diagnose an infection due to the bacteria and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. 

Test #GD2314


Availability: In stock

Also Known As HpSA

No fasting is required.  Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.  Please read all of the directions and the collection procedures prior to starting test.  The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil, rectal suppositories. It is not recommended to collect during an acute infectious illness.  Wait at least 4 weeks after having a colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test. If taking antibiotics, antifungals, beneficial flora supplements (acidophilus, etc.) or consuming food products containing beneficial flora (e.g. Activia®) it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test.  Check with physician before stopping medications. Eat your usual diet during the 2 -3 days prior to stool collection. 

Test Results 7-10 days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria are a common cause of digestive illnesses, including gastritis (the irritation and inflammation of the stomach lining), peptic ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach, small intestine, or esophagus), and even stomach cancer later in life.

These bacteria are found worldwide, but especially in developing countries, where up to 10% of children and 80% of adults are likely to have had an H. pylori infection, usually without any symptoms.

What It Is

In this test, a stool sample is used to determine if H. pylori antigens are present in your gastrointestinal (GI) system. Antigens are substances that trigger the immune system to fight infection.

Why It's Done

If you are experiencing symptoms that could indicate the presence of a peptic ulcer, such as indigestion, abdominal pain, a full or bloated feeling, nausea, frequent belching, or vomiting. A test also might be ordered after the completion of a course of antibiotics for H. pylori to determine whether it eradicated the infection.

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