H. Pylori Stool Antigen TestThe H. pylori stool antigen test is used to accurately diagnose whether you have an H. pylori infection. Detecting H. pylori can help identify the cause of your gastric symptoms and/or ulcers in the absence of more advanced signs. It is also used post-treatment to ensure the infection has been eliminated.
About H. Pylori Stool Antigen Testing
Who is this test for?
The H. pylori stool antigen test may be appropriate if you are under the age of 60 and are experiencing the signs and symptoms of a peptic ulcer, such as ongoing indigestion, gastrointestinal pain that comes and goes, unexplained weight loss, nausea and/or vomiting.
What is this test used for?
The LifeLabs’ H. pylori stool antigen test is used to diagnose an infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers. Testing detects an infection of the digestive tract which is essential in identifying the cause of symptoms and/or ulcers. It is a useful alternative to the Urea Breath Test (UBT).
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Test Turnaround Time
Results available to ordering physician within 8 business days
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