H pylori, IgM, IgG, IgA Ab
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that infects the digestive system. Many people with H. pylori will never have symptoms of infection. But for others, the bacteria can cause a variety of digestive disorders.
These can include:
- gastritis (inflammation of the stomach),
- peptic ulcers (sores in the stomach, small intestine, or esophagus),
- and certain types of stomach cancer.
There are different ways to test for an H. pylori infection. They include blood, stool, and breath tests. If you are having digestive symptoms, testing and treatment may help prevent serious complications.
Other names: H. pylori stool antigen, H. pylori breath tests, urea breath test, rapid urease test (RUT) for H. pylori, H. pylori culture
H. pylori Breath TestOptimal range: 0 - 0.001 Units
The H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) breath test is a simple and safe test used to detect an active H. pylori infection.LEARN MORE
H. PYLORI, AntigenOptimal range: 0 - 0 Units
What is H. pylori?
Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) is a bacteria that can infect the stomach or duodenum (first part of the small intestine). If left untreated, H. pylori bacteria can cause gastritis (an inflammation or irritation of the stomach lining) and duodenal or gastric ulcers. In addition, infection with H. pylori increases the risk of other diseases and is also a risk factor for gastric cancer.
Accurate detection of H. pylori is the first step toward curing stomach and intestinal ulcers, and preventing the development of more serious gastrointestinal problems.LEARN MORE