A streamlined, highly sensitive enzyme immunoassay assay for the detection of Helicobacter pylori antigens in unpreserved stool specimens.
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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that lives on the lining of the stomach. Although we used to think that spicy food, acid, and stress were the major causes of ulcers, we now know that 9 out of 10 ulcers are caused by H.pylori. Medicines that reduce stomach acid may make you feel better, but your symptoms may come back. Here’s the good news – since most ulcers are caused by this bacterial infection, it can be cured with the right antibiotics.
There are 3 types of recommended tests:
- Stool Test: Provide a small stool specimen (an easy-to-use collection system can be provided for this purpose). The doctor will conduct the test in his office or send it to a laboratory. HpSA is the #1 stool antigen test in the USA.
- Breath Test: In this test, you have to fast then a breath sample is taken after you wait and drink a 13C-labeled urea mix. The breath sample collected is then analyzed in the office or sent out to a laboratory.
- Endoscopy: This is a test in which a small tube with a camera inside is inserted through the mouth an into the stomach to look for ulcers. During The endoscopy, small samples of the stomach lining can be obtained and tested for H. pylori.
Please refer to our H. pylori Learning Center website to view the AGA/ACG Guideline flowchart at www.hpylorilearningcenter.com/Testing
Test it. Treat it. Test it again – all with one easy stool test. HpSA test is an FDA cleared 3-in-1 test able to diagnose H. pylori, monitor, if therapy is working and test for eradication.
No, only fresh or frozen stool samples may be used. If you require preserved stool specimens, Premier® HpSA® Flex is approved for use with preserved stool samples.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Helicobacter pylori and Peptic Ulcer Disease. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/consumer.htm. Accessed on November 28, 2018.
- American Gastroenterological Association medical position statement: evaluation of dyspepsia: Gastroenterology. 2005;129:1756-
- Chey WD, Wong BCY, and the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology. American College of Gastroenterology guideline on the management of Helicobacter pylori infection. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007;102:1808-1825.
- NIH National Cancer Institute. Helicobacter pylori and Cancer. Available at:
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/h-pylori-fact-sheet#q2. Accessed February 12, 2016.
- AGA Board, American Gastroenterological Association Medical Position Statement: Evaluation of Dyspepsia, Nov 2005, page 1754.
ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Crohn’s Disease in Adults” Gary R. Lichtenstein, et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2018; 113:481–517; doi: 10.1038/ajg.2018.27; published online 27 March 2018.
- Premier Platinum HpSA® Plus Package insert
Premier® Platinum HpSA® PLUS – 87338