Helicobacter Pylori-Blood Tests
Helicobacter Pylori - Blood Tests, Blood tests check your blood to see if you have antibodies which stick to Helicobacter Pylori. If antibodies are present, it means either you have Helicobacter Pylori or have had it in the recent past. To have this test done your doctor can draw a blood sample and send it to a lab to have it tested. Many national labs perform this test.
Recently, several companies have been working on rapid blood tests for Helicobacter Pylori which your can do in a few minutes.
Antibody tests do not work well after you have been treated since antibodies decline slowly and may remain elevated after Helicobacter Pylori has been killed. However, antibody tests are not affected much if you have taken antibiotics, Pepto-Bismol, Prilosec, Carafate, Zantac, Tagamet, or Prilosec in the last month.
Helicobacter Pylori-Breath Tests
Carbon-14-urea Breath Test. In the C14-urea breath test is usually performed in the morning. You swallow a capsule or drink water which contains one microCurie of C14-urea. You provide the breath sample usually by blowing up a small balloon or blowing bubbles in a small bottle of collection liquid. Samples of breath are then taken between 10 and 20 minutes after the capsule is given. The C-14-urea contains a tiny amount of radioactive material which passes out of your body in a day or so in the urine and breath. The amount of radioactive exposure from the test is less than you will normally receive in one day from nature. The test is quick and simple to perform, and much less expensive than endoscopy. Helicobacter Pylori test is called the PY test.
About Helicobacter pylori
The inside of the stomach is bathed in about half a gallon of gastric juice every day. Gastric juice is composed of digestive enzymes and concentrated hydrochloric acid, which can readily tear apart the toughest food or microorganism. Bacteria, viruses, and yesterdays steak dinner are all consumed in this deadly bath of chemicals. It used to be thought that the stomach contained no bacteria and was actually sterile, but Helicobacter pylori changed that.
It is very important that prior to any testing except the blood test for Helicobacter Pylori, you have not taken any antibiotics or Pepto Bismol for one month, Losec for one week, or Pepsid, Zantac, Axid, or Tagamet for 24 hours before the tests are done.
Helicobacter pylori is believed to be transmitted orally. Many researchers think that H, pylori is transmitted orally by means of fecal matter through the ingestion of waste tainted food or water. In addition, it is possible that Helicobacter pylori could be transmitted from the stomach to the mouth through gastro-esophagal reflux in which a small amount of the stomachs contents is involuntarily forced up the esophagus or belching, common symptoms of gastritis. The bacterium could then be transmitted through oral contact.
2013-04-03 Sisters stomach ailment troubles family - Connecticut Post
Now, some people will still have other stomach complaints. Hiatal hernia may be present at the same time as H pylori. Hiatal hernia happens when some part of the stomach gets through the opening inside a large muscle called diaphragm. This may result in stomach contents spilling into the esophagus or a food pipe. If a person keeps struggling with hiatal hernia symptoms, he or she may be prescribed medications to lower the stomach acid level.
Interestingly, half of the worlds population has these bacteria inside their body and more than 80 percent of people infected with it never have any symptoms. People in developing countries with poor access to running water and those living in crowded spaces get it more often. The most common symptoms of H Pylori are indigestion, burping, nausea, heartburn, weight loss, bloating and even
2013-03-16 Once infection is eliminated, likelihood of additional ulcer caused by H. pylori very low
Peptic ulcers also can be a result of regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also called NSAIDs. These include pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, among others. Treatment of peptic ulcers caused by these medications does not require an antibiotic, as with H. pylori infection. Instead, it may involve changing medications or using a different dose of NSAIDs. Acid-reducing medications are also used to treat ulcers associated with NSAIDs and may be needed for several months or more to promote complete healing.
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2013-03-13 Request A Test Offers New H. Pylori Testing Options
Helicobacter Pylori or H. Pylori is a bacterial stomach infection. Its estimated that half the people in the world are infected with H. Pylori but many never get sick from it. Infections with H. Pylori can damage stomach tissue and cause an increase in acid production leading to inflammation and the development of ulcers. If left untreated, H. Pylori can lead the development of some forms of stomach cancer. Symptoms of infection can include abdominal discomfort, weight loss, bloating, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. Because these symptoms are common to other types of gastrointestinal problems, H. Pylori can be difficult to diagnose without specific lab tests.
Request A Test has added breath and blood testing for H. Pylori to their testing menu. Patients can have more options to order the test which is best for their circumstances. - PRESS RELEASE
2013-02-22 Eisai Co. , Ltd : Helicobacter pylori Gastritis Approved as Additional Indication in Japan for Helicobacter pylori Eradication by Triple Therapy with Proton Pump Inhibitor 4-Traders
Eisai Co. , Ltd : Helicobacter pylori Gastritis Approved as Additional Indication in Japan for Helicobacter pylori Eradication by Triple Therapy with Proton Pump Inhibitor
Helicobacter pylori Gastritis Approved as Additional Indication in Japan for Hel.
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2013-02-15 Latin America study finds success in H. pylori treatment varies across groups
Morgan, D. ; Torres, J. ; Sexton, R. ; Herrero, R. ; Salazar-Martnez, E. ; Greenberg, E. R. ; Bravo, L. E. ; Dominguez, R. L. ; Ferreccio, C. ; Lazcano-Ponce, E. C. ; Meza-Montenegro, M. M. ; Pea, E. M. ; Correa, P. ; Martnez, M. E. ; Chey, W. D. ; Valdivieso, M. ; Anderson, G. L. ; Goodman, G. E. ; Crowley, J. J. ; Baker, L. H. Risk of recurrent Helicobacter pylori infection one year after initial eradication therapy in seven Latin American communities.
2013-02-14 Age Plays Strong Role in H. Pylori Recurrence
Morgan DR, et al "Risk of recurrent Helicobacter pylori infection 1 year after initial eradication therapy in 7 Latin American communities"
Factors such as age and treatment adherence may play as important a role in the recurrence of Helicobacter pylori infection as antibiotic regimens, a study in Latin America found. - Age plays strong role h. pylori recurrence Public Health news medical news health news medical headlines
2013-02-10 H. pylori: Nasty stomach bug may have a nice side Science Codex
Shape matters: The corkscrew twist of H. pylori enables it to set up shop in the stomach
A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomachs ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose tolerance, according to immunologists at the Virginia
2013-01-15 Evaluation of a new fluorescence quantitative PCR test for diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection in children
Conclusions: Gastric mucosa fqPCR was more sensitive than routine histology, RUT, 13C-UBT alone or in combination to detect H. pylori infection in children with chronic gastritis.
Evaluation of a new fluorescence quantitative PCR test for diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection in children
Numerous diagnostic tests are available to detect Helicobactor pylori (H. pylori).
We evaluated the accuracy of a new fluorescence quantitative PCR (fqPCR) for H. pylori detection in children.
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2013-01-10 Disappearing bacterium may protect against stroke
H. pylori isnt a major cause of death and may protect against stroke and some cancers
A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers reveals that an especially virulent strain of the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori isnt implicated in the overall death rate of the US population, and may even protect against stroke and some cancers. - Biology Bacteriology Microbiology Medicine/Health Cancer Cardiology Stroke Epidemiology Immunology/Allergies/Asthma Infectious/Emerging Diseases