Helicobacter Pylori Antigen Test

Cat.No.:  HP 442


The H. pylori Ag Rapid Test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of H. pylori antigen in human fecal specimen. It is intended to be used by professionals as a screening test and as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with H. pylori. Any reactive specimen with the H. pylori Ag Rapid Test must be confirmed with alternative testing method(s) and clinical findings.


Helicobacter pylori is associated with a variety of gastrointestinal diseases including non-ulcer dyspepsia, duodenal and gastric ulcers and active, chronic gastritis. The prevalence of H. pylori infection could exceed 90% in patients with signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases. Recent studies indicate an association of H. pylori infection with stomach cancer.
H. pylori can be transmitted through the ingestion of food or water that is tainted with fecal matter. Antibiotics in combination with bismuth compounds have been shown to be effective in treating active H. Pylori infection.
H. pylori infection is currently detected by invasive testing methods based on endoscopy and biopsy (i.e. histology, culture) or non-invasive testing methods such as urea breath test (UBT), serologic antibody test and stool antigen test. UBT requires expensive lab equipment and consumption of a radioactive reagent. Serologic antibody tests do not distinguish between currently active infections and past exposures or infections that have been cured. The stool antigen test detects antigen present in the feces, which indicates an active H. pylori infection. It can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment and the recurrence of an infection.

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Helicobacter Pylori Antigen Test