Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
H. pylori Antigen Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is conducted to detect proteins (antigens) associated with H. pylori infection in the gastrointestinal tract. It’s usually prescribed in the management gastrointestinal infections.
SynonymsCampylobacter pylori, Campylobacter From Stomach, H pylori Stool Antigen, Culture-Helicobacter pylor
Patient PreparationThe patient should avoid certain medications such as antibiotics, antacids, bismuth, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 blockers about 2weeks before the test.
Sample volume2 g (thumbnail size portion of stool), 2 mL liquid stool
Sample collection ContainerSterile screw-cap vial
Sample collection instructionsContamination of stool should be avoided
Reference rangeIgM- 30 - 40 U/mL , IgG- 0.75 - 1
Results Turnaround3 days after receipt of samples.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsHelicobacter pylori antibody titers are associated with the development of gastritis, duodenal ulcer,