Immunochromatographic Test for Helicobacter pylori antigen in faecal samples.
Presence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with gastric symptoms.
Please ensure that stool sample pots are filled between 1/3 to 1/2 full (a minimum of a pea sized amount of stool is required.) This is sufficient sample volume for all stool tests. Under-filling or over-filling stool sample pots may lead to samples being unsuitable for analysis.
If sample was taken within 4 weeks of completion of antibiotics or PPI, this can lead to a false negative result.
Do not perform test of cure, unless exclusions as per NICE guidance (Quick Reference Guide for Primary Care). If test of cure required, ensure at least 4 weeks (ideally 8 weeks) following completion of therapy.
Tested locally at RD&E
(Key words: h-pylori)Specimen Labelling Procedure