Helicobacter pylori quick test
Reliable, rapid testing from a biopsy specimen
Helicobacter pylori quick test is a one-step test method to detect H. pylori infection from a biopsy sample during gastroscopy. Helicobacter pylori quick test can be used to diagnose H. pylori infection. 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.
This rapid test for H. pylori offers:
- Testing and reporting during gastroscopy with high sensitivity and specificity
- Simple, one-step test procedure
- Clear visual interpretation
- Positive results in 1-2 min. (neg. max 30 min.)
This test kit can be complemented with a positive urease control Helicobacter pylori Control, which allows daily verification of the performance of the Helicobacter pylori quick test prior to testing patient samples.
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. It is estimated that more than 40% of the adult population of the world is still infected with H. pylori.
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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