Stomach pain around mealtimes? Bloating? Nausea? H. pylori affects 1-in-5 of us and might be to blame. Take a quick and easy stool test to find out.
Use our easy home sampling kit to send a stool sample to the lab. Your sample will be analysed by our UKAS-accredited lab partner (who also test for the NHS) and you'll get your results and doctor's report in days.
Depending on your age, sex and any symptoms, you may consider adding to your test panel.
You've got indigestion symptoms such as stomach pain around mealtimes, bloating or nausea.
A close friend or family member has had H. pylori infection.
You want a quick, easy and accurate test for H. pylori as well as doctor's advice on what your result means.
Dr Claire Merrifield
GP & PhD
our medical director
Indigestion is a common complaint but it can really get in the way of enjoying food. You might be having symptoms such as:
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. Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK are infected with H. pylori and most won’t even have symptoms.
Our quick and easy stool test detects H. pylori stool antigen to tell you if you have an infection with Helicobacter pylori. 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.
Although the H. pylori stool antigen test is one of the gold-standard tests to diagnose H. pylori infection it's not perfect:
H. pylori affects 1-in-5 of us and can cause indigestion, stomach ulcers and even stomach cancers. Most people don't even know they've got it.
Collect your sample at home or visit a clinic.
Use the included envelope to post your sample back to our UKAS-accredited lab (The Doctors Laboratory) for analysis.
We'll deliver your results to your dashboard. Every result is explained so you're in control.
You can also track your results over time.
Our experts will give you a report so you'll know what your results mean.
We'll highlight how you can use your results to understand symptoms, pick up health problems early and take action.
Please get in touch if you have any other questions about our tests.
Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication, such as lansoprazole or omeprazole can make the H. pylori stool test less accurate. If you take PPIs you should stop this at least 2 weeks before testing. It is usually safe to stop this medication for a short period of time, but if you're not sure, speak to your prescriber.
This simple stool test checks for the presence of H. pylori antigen. A positive result would indicate that you have an infection with H. pylori. This may be causing you symptoms of indigestion or you may have no symptoms at all. We can advise you of what to do treat an H. pylori infection. A negative result would make it very unlikely that you have H. pylori infection.
We do not recommend using this test panel if you:
If you're unsure if you should use this test panel, please contact us for advice.
Your results will be reviewed by one of our doctors. They will write a report explaining what your results mean for you. They will also tell you if there are any specific actions you should take, like seeing a healthcare professional, considering further tests or making changes to your lifestyle.
Our laboratory testing is performed by The Doctors Laboratory. TDL are the largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests in the UK and are used by both by the NHS and private hospitals.
TDL is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to the international standard for medical laboratory quality and competence (ISO 15189).
For orders placed before 2pm on Monday to Friday, we'll despatch your test kit same-day. We don't process orders on weekends or public holidays.
We use Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail will contact you by email with your tracking details when they receive your order.
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