Helicobacter Pylori antibody IgG
The H Pylori Abs IgG test may be used to help determine the cause for ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (first section of the small intestine) or to assess the cause of chronic gastritis. The H Pylori IgG test screens for antibodies which may remain present in the bloodstream even after an infection has been successfully treated.
H Pylori is a bacteria commonly found in the stomach. It weakens the stomach’s natural protective lining making it more susceptible to damage from gastric acid. This can lead to the development of ulcers and in time, increase the risk of developing stomach cancer. There are several ways to test for H Pylori. An H Pylori IgG Antibody blood test looks for antibodies which the body develops in response to infection. These antibodies will typically be present if a person has had a recent or past infection and may remain detectable 12-18 months after treatment.
- Sample of blood serum
- We perform the test daily