Stomach Ulcer Test
It's important to look out for symptoms of stomach ulcers, which are open wounds in the lining of the stomach. They are quite common and can be caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), which can be identified with the 2San Stomach Ulcer (H. pylori) test.
Who should consider taking a Stomach Ulcer test?
You should consider using a stomach ulcer test if you’re experience burning pains in your stomach. Other symptoms of stomach ulcers can include indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and nausea.
10 minutes for results
Specimen type: Stool
1 test per pack
What is included in the testing box?＋
1 x Test Cassette
1 x Stool Collection paper
1 x Specimen Collection Tube with Extraction Buffer
1 x Instructions for use
1 x Quick Start Guide
How to use the test?＋
- Collect stool specimen in the collection paper
- Unscrew the cap of the specimen collection tube
- Randomly stab the specimen collection applicator into the fecal specimen in at least 3 different sites
- Screw on and tighten the cap onto the specimen collection tube
- Shake the specimen collection tube vigorously
- Open the cap of the specimen collection tube and break the tip
- Invert the tube and transfer 2 full drops of the extracted specimen to the S well
- Read the results at 10 minutes
Please allow the test, specimen, and buffer to reach room temperature before starting the test.
Interpreting your results＋
Two distinct coloured lines appear at both T and C regions. H.pylori detected. See a doctor for treatment.
One line appears in the C region. No H.pylori was detected. See a doctor is symptoms persist.
The Control line fails to appear. Repeat the test.
What do your test results mean and what we recommend you should do next?
Positive Test Results
A positive result indicates that you have the H.pylori bacteria in your digestive tract. H.pylori infection is very common, with over half the world’s population having it. For some people, this won't cause any symptoms, however for others it may cause digestive issues such as heartburn, indigestion, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), or stomach ulcers.
As this test can only detect the presence of H.pylori bacteria in your stool and not whether it is the cause of your gastrointestinal issues, it is recommended that you make an appointment with your GP to discuss your results, who will be able to provide guidance and advice on additional investigations that may be required.
The intensity of the colour in the rest line region (T) will vary depending on the concentration of H. pylori antigen present in the specimen. Any shade of colour should be considered positive.
Negative Test Result
A negative result means no H.pylori bacteria has been detected in the stool sample.
It is unlikely that any symptoms you may have are being caused by H.pylori.
If you are still concerned by some of the symptoms you may be experiencing such as indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux following a negative test result, pop into your local Rowlands Pharmacy to speak to the pharmacy team for advice on how to ease your symptoms. They may recommend considering an over-the-counter medicine such as antacids, alginates or proton pump inhibitors.
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