A positive blood test for H. pylori antibody may indicate a current or previous infection. A different test for H. pylori such as the breath test may need to be done as follow up to determine whether the infection is a current one.
A Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) test is done to: Find out whether an infection with H. pylori bacteria may be causing an ulcer or irritation of the stomach lining (gastritis).
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.
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.
Blood Tests for H.pylori. Blood tests check your blood to see if you have antibodies which stick to H.pylori. If antibodies are present, it means either you have H.pylori or have had it in the recent past (i.e. the past 3 years usually).
The most commonly prescribed H. pylori Blood test will show positive for traces of H. pylori, long after the bacterium has actually been treated successfully.
I asked him why the blood test was positive if biopsy was negative and he explained that a strong regimen of penicillian I was on back in September (for treatment of a high ASO blood test) most likely destroyed the H. Pylori.
H Pylori IgA Blood Test. This test looks for IgA antibodies which develop in the body in response to infection with the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori).
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. The test provides an aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection and is for use by health care professionals only.
In addition to history taking and standardised diagnostic techniques such as endoscopies, histological examination (H), rapid urease test (RUT) and 13 C-urea breath test (UBT) to diagnose H. pylori , faecal occult blood test (FOBT)...