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Helicobacter Pylori Quick Test


Easy testing from a biopsy specimen
The Biohit H. pylori quick test is a one-step test method to detect H. pylori infection from a biopsy sample during gastroscopy. The Biohit H. pylori quick test can be used to diagnose H. pylori infection or to determine the success of eradication therapy. The positive results for H. pylori are ready in a few minutes, and the final confirmation of a negative test result is ready in just 30 minutes.
Helicobacter pylori quick test featuring:
  • Testing and reporting during gastroscopy
  • One-step test procedure
  • Positive results in 1-2 min. (neg. max 30 min.)

Notice - In the USA and Japan, this product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. For other countries, please check with your local Biohit distributor.


One-step test procedure
Using the Biohit H. pylori quick test is an easy one-step procedure. The biopsy specimen is immersed into the gel medium, and if H. pylori urease is present in the specimen, a red colour develops in the gel. Interpretation of the indicator colour is simple and does not require any specialist training.
Kit Instructions:

Clinical background

Helicobacter pylori infection is the most important cause of chronic gastritis. Another mechanism for gastritis and severe atrophic gastritis is the autoimmune mechanism, which can also be triggered by an H. pylori infection. This kit is intended to aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection. 

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral shaped, gram-negative bacterium that colonizes the human stomach. The organism is found in the mucous layer of the stomach overlying the gastric epithelium and it does not appear to invade tissue. However, the mucosa underneath the area of the H. pylori colonization is invariably inflamed; this condition is referred to as chronic superficial or non-atrophic gastritis, which, if untreated, persists for life. Nevertheless, the chronic inflammatory process can lead to atrophic gastritis,
which has been linked with peptic ulceration and gastric cancer, two of the most important diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

The epidemiological evidence of a link between H. pylori infection and  gastric adenocarcinoma or mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma has resulted in classification of the organism as a group I carcinogen.


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