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Helicobacter Stool Antigen Test

Helicobacter pylori infection is the cause of most stomach and duodenal ulcers and can be confirmed by a blood test” “Moreover, H. pylori alterations of the mucosa have been implicated in the development of gastric cancer.

Who is this test for?
  • For individuals who suffer from repeated indigestion symptoms
  • People who are taking long-term anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, aspirin, etc
  • People who have unexplained vitamin B12 or iron deficiency anaemia
  • Gnawing or burning abdominal pain, indigestion, weight loss, loss of appetite, bloating, frequent belching, nausea or vomiting
How the test works? 
  • It uses a small sample of stool to look for evidence of infection. Fasting is not required
What is being measured?
  • Stool Antigen.
Specimen requirements? 
  • Stool sample
Special instructions? 
  • Prior to this test you should not have taken any antibiotics for at least four weeks. Also, you should not have taken a PPI or H2-receptor antagonist acid-suppressing medicine for at least two weeks.
Turnaround Time? 
  • 3 working days after receipt of sample





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Price includes

  • ~ Stool sample kit which contains one faecal collection paper, One collection tube with spoon, one Specimen safe mailing pack, one labelled mailing envelope & Instructions for use
  • ~ Postage & packaging: special pre-paid packaging is provided to return your sample safely, by post, to our laboratory for testing
  • ~ Cost of laboratory Analysis
  • ~ Medical questionnaire: a medical questionnaire helps our doctors when explaining the abnormal result
  • ~ Interpretation of results: abnormal result will be commented and relevant advice given by one of our experienced GPs or specialists
  • ~ Copy of laboratory result: results will be sent by email. If required, we will also send you a hard copy by post.
  • ~ Free follow-up: your personalised follow-up ID number will allow you to access free confidential medical advice if required.