Who is this test for?
This test is suited to any adults who would like to get a quick indication of whether they have H. pylori bacteria in their stools, which may indicate an infection in their digestive tract.
Having a H.pylori infection is very common. More than half the people in the world have this infection but may not realise it as it does not always cause symptoms. However, the presence of H. pylori increases the risk of digestive issues such as heartburn, indigestion, or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). In some people, it can lead to ulcers developing in the lining of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine.
This test evaluates the presence of H. pylori bacteria in a stool sample to screen for infection of your digestive tract that could lead to a stomach ulcer.
What you will discover
This test will help you discover if you have H. pylori, a type of bacteria that can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. Using this test allows you to quickly and easily check for the presence of H. pylori in your body from the comfort of your own home.
This test works by detecting the presence of H. pylori antibodies, giving you a positive or negative result for their presence.
You can gain peace of mind by knowing whether your symptoms could be associated with having had an infection of this common bacteria. It is important to follow up this test with advice and treatment from a health care professional.
How it Works
Order online and receive your kit via Royal Mail 1st class post
Collect Stool Sample
Scan the QR code on the back of the test pack to watch our step-by-step video on how to perform your test
Within 10 - 20 minutes, you will see your results
Visit our ‘What next’ page to learn how to manage your result
Please note: This test can be used to screen for Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) antigens in a stool sample as a screener for stomach ulcers and provides a preliminary test result based on a simple home self-test. It has been designed by experts to qualitatively detect Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) antigens in stools. This means that while it will give you a good indication of whether you have had an infection of this bacteria, you’ll need a secondary analytical test or consultation with a healthcare professional to confirm the status of your bowel health.