Helicobacter pylori Test

H. pylori affects 1-in-5 of us and might be to blame for stomach pain around mealtimes, bloating and / or nausea.

Our Helicobacter pylori test is a quick and easy stool test for H. pylori. Simply take a stool sample at home, send it to our UKAS-accredited lab and you’ll get your result and doctor’s report in days.

  • Results and doctor's report in 4 days or less
  • Free, next-working day delivery
  • Testing for Helicobacter pylori stool antigen

£73.00


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Dr Claire Merrifield

GP, PhD and our Medical Director

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What you need to know about our Helicobacter pylori Test

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Dr Claire Merrifield

Dr Claire Merrifield

GP, PhD and our Medical Director

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a very common stomach infection which causes inflammation (gastritis) and indigestion. It also increases the risk of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer.

Our quick and easy H. pylori test can tell you if you have an infection with Helicobacter pylori by looking for the Helicobacter pylori antigen in your stool sample.

If you do have a positive result, we can also advise you on treatment which is generally just a short course of antibiotics and some antacid medication.

What do the H. pylori test results mean?

There are three possible results from an H. pylori stool antigen test:

  • Negative - you don't have H. pylori infection
  • Positive - you do have H. pylori infection and should be treated
  • Borderline - some H. pylori antigen was detected but not as much as we usually see with a clear positive. This might be partially treated H. pylori infection or early stage infection. You might need to repeat the test in a few wee

If you do have a positive result, we can also advise you on treatment which is generally just a short course of antibiotics and some antacid medication.

What's tested in your Helicobacter pylori Test?

  • H. pylori Stool Antigen

    The Helicobacter pylori test checks your stool for the presence of Helicobacter pylori stool antigen. Checking for this is a biomarker for the presence of Helicobacter pylori in the gut and an indicator that you have an H. pylori infection.


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