Helicobater Pylori testing is used to diagnose an infection due to the bacteria and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. H. Pylori infection is associated with an increased risk of developing ulcers, chronic gastritis, and gastric cancer.
H Pylori is probably spread by consuming food or water contaminated with fecal matter. The bacteria infect the protective tissue that lines the stomach. This leads to the release of certain enzymes and toxins and activation of the immune system. Together, these factors may directly or indirectly injure the cells of the stomach and/or duodenum. The testing for H. Pylori is done in our office and you will have your results within the next day.