Formal name: Helicobacter pylori. Related tests: Gastrin.
A Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) test is done to
Clinical Significance. Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative microaerophilic curved bacillus with an affinity for human gastric mucosa.
Prior use of a range of medications (see Table 1) can interfere with the test, either by partially suppressing H.pylori growth (rendering the test falsely negative) or
...for Helicobacter pylori may have potential as a diagnostic tool for this infection, but currently are not as sensitive or as specific as the urea breath test.
In North America, Western Europe, and Australia, H. pylori rates range between 20 and 40 percent.
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped bacterium that infects well over 30% of the world’s population.
Available Tests for Helicobacter pylori Infection*. Non-endoscopic Serologic test. Urea breath test (Active test).
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a key causal factor in most peptic ulcer disease and a primary risk
A practical range for equivocal result would be between 25 and 50 cpm, which is the default setting of the Heliprobe system.