H. Pylori Rapid Test Kit
At-home test for Helicobacter pylori bacteria
H. pylori, short for Helicobacter pylori, is a type of bacteria that can colonize the lining of the stomach and small intestine. This bacterium is known to cause various gastrointestinal conditions, including non-ulcer dyspepsia, duodenal and gastric ulcer, and active, chronic gastritis. H. Pylori colonizing in the gastrointestinal system elicits specific antibody responses which aids in the diagnosis of H. Pylori infection and in monitoring the prognosis of the treatment of H. Pylori related diseases.
Infection with H. pylori can often be asymptomatic, but in some cases it can cause the following problems:
- Persistent abdominal pain or discomfort, particularly in the upper abdomen
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
Early detection and treatment of H. pylori infections are crucial to prevent potential complications and to manage related conditions effectively.
If you suspect you may be suffering from an H. Pylori infection, you can check with the H. Pylori Antigen Rapid Test Kit.
H. Pylori Rapid Test
How to test yourself
Uncap the tube containing buffer solution and place on a flat surface.
Take the specimen collection apparatus and collect approximately 50 mg of stool (equivalent to 1/4 of a pea) by randomly stabbing the stool specimen in at least 3 different places. Do not scoop the stool sample.
Place the sample collection apparatus into the tube containing the buffer solution.
Swirl the apparatus 15 times in the solution to dissolve the sample in the buffer solution.
After the sample and buffer solution are completely mixed, press the apparatus down to seal the tube.
Remove the test cassette from the foil pack.
Hold the sample-buffer solution mixing tube upright.
Invert the sample-buffer solution mixing tube and transfer 3 full drops of the extracted sample to the sample well (S) of the test cassette, then start the timer.
Read results 5 minutes after the sample-buffer solution mixture is added to the test cassette. Do not read results after 15 minutes or more.
1 test cassette
1 single-use bottle filled with 1.5 mL extraction buffer
1 single-use sample collection apparatus
1 packing insert
1 instruction leaflet