Check the presence of an infection caused by the Helicobacter pylori. The antibodies against Helicobacter pylori are usually absent in people who have never contracted that infection.
All of us.
WHY SHOULD I PERFORM THE TEST?
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori grows in the gastric mucosa, where it can damage it to the point of causing stomach ulcers. The associated disturbances are gastritis and burning sensation in the stomach, even if more than 50% of the infections are without symptoms. This infection can be treated easily with specific antibiotics. Checking the presence of antibodies against Helicobacter pylori is a very good tool for verifying our own health status and eventually taking the required preventive actions. In fact, an untreated infection can increase the probability of developing stomach cancer.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The test works by using an immunology reaction that verifies the presence of specific antibodies against Helicobacter pylori.