Besurence Helicobacter pylori
What is Helicobacter pylori?
The bacteria Helicobacter pylori is often found in the stomach- until today it is not entirely clear how people get infected, but it is being suspected that the infection happens through food and water.
Due to it’s spiral-shape the bacteria can penetrate the stomach’s protective mucous lining, where they then produce substances that weaken the lining and make the stomach more vulnerable to damages caused by gastric acids. H. pylori can also attach to stomach cells, causing inflammation (gastritis), and can stimulate the production of excess stomach acid.
Many people that suffer from an infection with H. pylori are at an increased risk for developing peptic ulcers and gastritis. In some cases, the infection with the bacteria can also increase the risk of stomach cancer.
Typical symptoms for an infection with the bacteria are stomach and abdominal pains, nausea, loss of appetite and/or bloating. An exposion to H. pylori can be diagnosed with a blood test, stool test, urea breath test or an endoscopy.
Diagnosis by Besurence:
Besurence H. pylori is a simple, home-use rapid test for the detection of antibodies to Helicobacter pylori in a whole blood sample which is taken from the fingertip. The test kit already contains all components that are needed to perform the test.
The test results can be read within 5-15 minutes with a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 97%. The test kits can be stored 24 months between 4-27 degrees celsius.
- Test cassette can be used at home with a small drop of fingertip blood
- Qualitative detection of antibodies to an infection with H. pylori
- Time to result: 5-15 minutes
- Accuracy: 96%
- 2-27°C for 24 months
- Get your blood sample.
- Mix your sample with the provided diluent and give a few drops this mixture onto the sample well of the test cassette. Wait 5-15 minutes.
- Read results.