Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

H. pylori Antigen Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This 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.


Campylobacter pylori, Campylobacter From Stomach, H pylori Stool Antigen, Culture-Helicobacter pylor

Patient Preparation

The patient should avoid certain medications such as antibiotics, antacids, bismuth, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 blockers about 2weeks before the test.

Sample Type


Sample volume

2 g (thumbnail size portion of stool), 2 mL liquid stool

Sample collection Container

Sterile screw-cap vial

Sample collection instructions

Contamination of stool should be avoided

Sample storage


Reference range

IgM- 30 - 40 U/mL , IgG- 0.75 - 1

Results Turnaround

3 days after receipt of samples.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Helicobacter pylori antibody titers are associated with the development of gastritis, duodenal ulcer,