H Pylori Test for GI Infection

H Pylori Test for GI Infection

Welcome to Jivan Gastro and Gyneac Hospital: Offering Cutting-Edge H. pylori Testing

Are you experiencing persistent abdominal pain, bloating, or discomfort? These symptoms could be indicative of a gastrointestinal (GI) infection caused by Helicobacter pylori, commonly known as H. pylori. At our Gastroenterology Clinic, we specialize in diagnosing and treating GI infections, including those caused by H. pylori.

What is H. pylori?

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the stomach lining and can lead to various gastrointestinal problems, such as gastritis, peptic ulcers, and even stomach cancer if left untreated. It is estimated that over half of the world’s population is infected with H. pylori, making it one of the most prevalent bacterial infections globally.

The Importance of Testing

Detecting H. pylori infection is crucial for effective management and prevention of complications. Our clinic offers state-of-the-art H. pylori testing services to accurately diagnose the presence of this bacterium in your digestive system.

Types of H. pylori Tests

  1. Stool Antigen Test: This non-invasive test detects the presence of H. pylori antigens in a stool sample, providing a convenient and reliable method of diagnosis.
  2. Breath Test (Urea Breath Test): This test involves ingesting a special substance containing urea labeled with a harmless radioactive or non-radioactive marker. If H. pylori is present, it will break down the urea, releasing the labeled carbon dioxide, which can be detected in your breath.
  3. Blood Antibody Test: A blood sample is taken to check for the presence of antibodies produced by your immune system in response to H. pylori infection. While this test is less commonly used than others, it can still provide valuable information about your H. pylori status.
  4. Biopsy: During an upper endoscopy procedure, tiny samples of the stomach lining (biopsies) can be taken and examined under a microscope for the presence of H. pylori bacteria.

Comprehensive Care and Treatment

Once diagnosed, our experienced gastroenterologists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Treatment for H. pylori infection typically involves a combination of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications to eradicate the bacteria and promote healing of the stomach lining.

Why Choose Our Clinic?

  • Expertise: Our team of board-certified gastroenterologists specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of GI conditions, including H. pylori infection.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest diagnostic techniques and equipment to ensure accurate and timely detection of H. pylori.
  • Compassionate Care: Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We strive to provide compassionate and patient-centered care at every step of your treatment journey.

Don’t let gastrointestinal symptoms go untreated. Contact our Gastroenterology Clinic today to schedule an appointment for H. pylori testing and take the first step towards better digestive health.