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Helicobacter pylori blood test: Indigestion test

Helicobacter pylori blood test: Indigestion test

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Helicobacter pylori infection is the cause of most stomach and duodenal ulcers and can be confirmed by a blood test. Moreover, H. pylori alterations of the mucosa have been implicated in the development of gastric cancer.

Who is this test for?

  • For individuals who suffer from repeated indigestion symptoms
  • For people with past history of gastric ulcer who have not previously been tested,
  • For people who are taking, or are about to take, long-term anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, aspirin, etc


Gnawing or burning abdominal pain, indigestion, weight loss, loss of appetite, bloating, frequent belching, nausea or vomiting

How the test works?

A blood test can detect antibodies to H. pylori. Fasting is not required for this test

What is being measured?

Antibodies to H. pylori.

Specimen requirements?

Skin prick blood sample

Special instructions:

Stool antigen test rather than blood test is usually used to check if an infection has cleared following treatment.

Turnaround Time?

2 working days after receipt of sample

Price includes

  • ~ Skin prick blood sample kit
  • ~ Postage & packaging
  • ~ Cost of laboratory Analysis
  • ~ Medical questionnaire: a medical history questionnaire helps our doctors when explaining the abnormal result
  • ~ Interpretation of results: abnormal result will be commented and relevant advice given by one of our experienced GPs or specialists
  • ~ Copy of laboratory result: results will be sent by email. If required, we will also send you a hard copy by post.
  • ~ Free follow-up: your personalised follow-up ID number will allow you to access free confidential medical advice if required.
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