What is an H. pylori Test?
The H. pylori checks the stool for H. pylori, also known as Helicobacter pylori.
Why is an H. pylori Test important?
The H. pylori stool test is a highly accurate diagnostic test for H. pylori. Some studies favor H. pylori stool testing in cases of chronic gastric, gastritis, or duodenal ulcer.
When is this H. pylori Test useful?
This H. pylori test is useful for monitoring the response during treatment for H. pylori and to confirm eradication. Confirmation of eradication can also be performed 1 month after therapy has been completed.
Is any preparation needed for this H. pylori Test useful?
If you are on proton pump inhibitor medications, it is recommended that you wait 2 weeks after stopping these medications before getting tested.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This H. pylori Test is a stool test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.