Blood tests for H. pylori may be positive for several years after the infection, so the urea breath test, the stool antigen test, or a biopsy may be used to find out if treatment has been effective. If your symptoms don't go away, an endoscopy may be needed.
Formal name: Helicobacter pylori. Related tests: Gastrin.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the bacteria (germ) responsible for most stomach and duodenal ulcers and many cases of stomach inflammation (chronic gastritis).
Getting an H Pylori Blood Test is one way to find out if you have an H pylori stomach infection, but there are problems with the test, and it's not the best way to find out for sure if you have the bacteria. As discussed on the H Pylori Bacteria page, H pylori, also called Helicobacter Pylori...
A blood test checks to see whether your body has made antibodies to H. pylori bacteria. If you have antibodies to H. pylori in your blood, it means you either are currently infected or have been infected in the past.
However, i've tested negative for h pylori in my endoscopy and blood test. I'm totally miffed.
Initially, the H pylori blood test is ok, but loses accuracy for re-testing to check whether H pylori has gone. The blood test does NOT look for H pylori per se. Instead it looks for your immune system’s response to H pylori be measuring levels of H pylori antibodies.
INTENDED USE. The Sure-Vue® H. pylori Test (Whole Blood/ Serum/Plasma) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori in whole blood, serum or plasma to aid in the diagnosis of H...
The Helicobacter Pylori Test is done to check for H.pylori infection in the upper small intestine or in the stomach.
INSTANT-VIEW® H. pylori Rapid Test is a rapid qualitative immunoassay intended to detect the presence of IgG antibodies specific to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in human whole blood.