Helicobacter pylori Diagnostics

Helicobacter pylori can cause gastric ulcers or gastric cancer in a small number of infected individuals.

Approximately half the global population is infected with H. pylori. Most have no symptoms, and do not require treatment. However, a minority of these people develop gastritis, and a small fraction develop gastric ulcers or gastric cancer.

The standard procedure to diagnose H. pylori involves endoscopy with biopsy. Current guidelines still recommend this for patients with alarm symptoms such as GI bleeding or sudden weight loss, or for patients over 55. However, younger patients who do not have alarm symptoms may benefit from non-invasive tests, such as a fecal antigen test. These tests can also verify that H. pylori infection has been eradicated after treatment.

H. Pylori QUIK CHEK® and H. Pylori CHEK

TECHLAB manufactures diagnostic assays for detecting H. pylori in fecal specimens

Microassay Plates

Product NameCatalog #Suggested CPT Code*Tests/KitAnalyte(s) DetectedFormatTime to ResultFecal Sample Type
H. PYLORI CHEKT50518733896H. pylori specific antigenEIA~60 minutesFresh or frozen fecal sample, or fecal sample in transport media
H. PYLORI QUIK CHEKT50508733825H. pylori specific antigenRapid EIA~30 minutesFresh or frozen fecal sample, or fecal sample in transport media