- Helicobacter Pylori Stool Test
- Specimen: faeces
- Clinically tested accuracy > 97%
- Rapid result
- Video and step-by-step instructions - see below
What does H. pylori do?
H. pylori weakens the protective mucus coating of the stomach and duodenum, which allows acid to go through to the sensitive lining beneath. Both acid and bacteria irritate the lining and cause a sore or ulcer.
H. pylori is common and more than 50% of the world`s population is infected with H. pylori. For most people, the infection will not cause any symptoms or problems, but in some, H. pylori can cause long-lasting irritation, swelling and pain in the stomach (severe chronic atrophic gastritis or SCAG) and stomach ulcers. This can increase the risk of some cancers, including stomach cancer.
What are the symptoms of H. pylori infection?
The most common symptom of H. pylori bacterial infection in your stomach is abdominal pain. This pain or discomfort usually feels like a dull, gnawing ache, that comes and goes for several days or weeks, or wakes you up at night. It can occur 2 to 3 hours after a meal and it's relieved by eating or taking antacid medication. It can also lead to weight loss or poor appetite, bloating, burping, nausea or vomiting. Some people may experience only very mild symptoms or none at all.
Always follow the instructions provided in the package with the test.
Before performing the test, stool samples must be collected following the instructions below.
1. Wash your hands with soap and rinse with clear water.
2. To collect faecal specimens:
The stool specimen should be collected in the stool collection paper or clean collection containers.
Please use the stool collection paper, avoiding contamination of the specimen by taking precautions that the specimen or side of paper containing the specimen does not come in contact with any contaminating objects including toilet cleaners.
3. To process faecal specimens:
Unscrew the cap of the specimen collection tube, then randomly stab the specimen collection applicator into the faecal specimen in at least 3 different points.
Do not scoop the faecal specimen.
Screw on and tighten the cap onto the specimen collection tube, then shake the specimen collection tube vigorously to mix the specimen and the extraction buffer.
4. Bring the pouch to room temperature before opening it. Remove the test cassette from the foil pouch and use it as soon as possible. Best results will be
obtained if the test is performed immediately after opening the foil pouch.
5. Open the cap of the specimen collection tube and break the tip. Invert the specimen collection tube and transfer 2 full drops of the extracted specimen to the specimen well (S) of the test cassette. Leave the cassette on clean horizontal surface and read the results after 10 minutes.
Note: As with all self-testing devices, a definitive diagnosis should not be made on the basis of a single test. The diagnosis should be made by your doctor, after all clinical and laboratory findings have been evaluated.
Note: If the test result is positive, see your doctor to confirm the results and possibly obtain treatment. If the test result is negative but you are not feeling well or if you are concerned about your health, see your doctor for further testing and diagnosis.