The Mytest One Step H Pylori Antibody Test is a rapid immune-chromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of antibodies of all isotypes (IgG, IgM and IgA) to H. pylori in human whole blood, serum or plasma
The assay is to provide an aid in diagnosis of H. pylori infection
The Mytest One Step H Pylori Antibody Test is meant for in-vitro diagnostic use only
Kit contains: ◦ Rapid H. Pylori Test card in foil pouch ◦ Product insert ◦ Assay Buffer ◦ Sample Applicator (Optional)
H. pylori is a common type of bacteria that grows in the digestive tract and has a tendency to attack the stomach lining. It infects the stomachs of roughly 60 percent of the world’s adult population. H. pylori infections are usually harmless, but they’re responsible for the majority of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.
Symptoms of H. Pylori includes an ache or burning pain in your abdomen, Abdominal pain that's worse when your stomach is empty, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Frequent burping, Bloating, Unintentional weight loss
H. pylori infections can lead to peptic ulcers, but the infection or the ulcer itself can lead to more serious complications. These include: internal bleeding, which can happen when a peptic ulcer breaks through your blood vessel and is associated with iron deficiency anemia.
Antibiotics are the new cure for ulcers; therapy is 1-2 weeks of one or two antibiotics and a medicine that will reduce the acid in the stomach. This treatment is a dramatic medical advance because eliminating H. pylori with antibiotics means that there is a greater than 90% chance that the ulcer can be cured for good.