A simple home test to detect the presence of antibodies for Helicobacter pylori.
Why test for stomach ulcers?
- it is estimated that half the world's population may be infected with Helicobacter pylori. Infection with this bacterium can cause stomach ulcer or gastritis.
- untreated infections increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.
How often should this test be performed?
- there is no restriction on how frequently it can be carried out. However, for those who have been treated for infection with Helicobacter pylori, positive results may appear up to 12 months after an active infection has been treated with antibiotics.
What should you do if the result is positive?
- consult your doctor for further examination, diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
- medical decisions should only be made following consultation with your doctor.
- not being infected with Helicobacter pylori does not necessarily mean that someone cannot get a stomach ulcer for another reason.
How should the test be desposed of?
- after use, all the test components can be safely disposed of with normal household waste.