You should get this test done if you have signs and symptoms of an ulcer like a recurrent abdominal pain, feeling of fullness, nausea, indigestion, unexplained weight loss. H.Pylori test may be ordered when you have completed a regimen of prescribed antibiotics to confirm that H Pylori been eliminated.
Why is H Pylori stool test done?
If you have symptoms or signs of infection with H. Pylori infection like epigastric pain, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
If you have completed a regimen of prescribed antibiotics to confirm that H pylori infection has been eliminated
Antibody testing detects bacterial antibodies but does not distinguish a current infection from an old one.
A negative result confirms no stomach infection
A positive result means infection and should be confirmed by a stool antigen or breath test.
Levels between 0-20 units mean no significant level of IgG antibody were detected
Levels between 20.1-24.9 units suggest repeating serological testing within 10-14 days
Levels of more than 25 units means you are positive for IgG antibody and suggests an active infection