H. Pylori Tests

H. Pylori Tests
Forrest Health Online offers laboratory tests, interpretations and natural herbal, vitamin and homeopathic treatments for H. pylori infections.

More than 12 million Americans suffer from conditions such as duodenal ulcers, peptic ulcers, and chronic gastritis--conditions directly related to the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the digestive tract. What's more, H. pylori has been linked to increased risk of gastric cancer (as much as six-fold) and chronic abdominal pain in children.

Symptoms of H. Pylori Include:

  • Burping
  • Indigestion
  • Gas
  • Heartburn
  • GERD
  • Bloating
  • Ulcer
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stomach Pain

Genova Diagnostics and Metametrix offer H. pylori stool assessment (H. pylori stool antigen). This efficient and economical detection method identifies this hidden cause of gastritis and ulcers, allowing physicians to effectively eradicate this potentially damaging gastrointestinal bacteria.

MetaMetrix Clinical Laboratory also offers H. Pylori tesing as part of its GI Effects Test Panels.

This test also serves as a powerful tool for monitoring the efficacy of antimicrobial treatment over time, thereby safeguarding against a possible relapse of symptoms.