Helicobacter pylori testing is used to diagnose an infection due to the bacteria and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
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It is very important that prior to any testing (except the blood test) for H.pylori, you have not taken any antibiotics or Pepto Bismol for one month, Losec for one week, or Pepsid, Zantac, Axid, or Tagamet for 24 hours before the tests are done.
2) Blood Tests: These tests look for anti-bodies to the H Pylori organism and will test for IgA, IgG and IgM reactions.
So far, whole blood tests and of®ce-based serology tests have not reached acceptable accuracy for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection in primary care (level of evidence, 1).20±22 In developing countries, the accessibility and cost of the urea breath test and stool antigen test are recognized problems...
The RELY® H. pylori Rapid Test 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. pylori infection in adults 18 years of age and older.
3-17 years of age Helicobacter pylori, Urea Breath Test, Pediatric (92491). Helicobacter pylori Antigen, EIA, Stool (34838).
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can cause stomach irritation (gastritis), heartburn, nausea and bloating (dyspepsia), and ulcers in the stomach and intestine.
The urea breath test is used to detect Helicobacter pylori before as well as after one has been treated. Know more about the procedure, side effects and cost of urea breath test.
The urea blood test accurately identied patients with H. pylori infection with a single, 30-min venous blood sample collection in this multicenter U.S. trial. In this age of cost-consciousness, nonendoscopic means of evaluating patients with suspected peptic ulcer disease have taken center stage (11).