Helicobactor Pylori, IgG
Item Catalog Number: LC162289
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach and small intestine. It causes a chronic low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is strongly linked to the development of ulcers and stomach cancer. Over 80% of individuals infected with the bacteria are asymptomatic.
More than 50% of the world's population harbor H. pylori in their upper gastrointestinal tract. Infection is more prevalent in developing countries, and incidence is decreasing in Western countries.
This test measures for IgG antibodies to H. pylori which are strongly associated with chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) and peptic ulcer disease.
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. Do not take your supplements the day of the test.