A range of viral, bacterial and parasitic organisms can cause gastrointestinal infections, resulting in gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract involving both the stomach and the small intestine.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral bacterium that is associated with a variety of gastrointestinal diseases including gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcers, non-ulcer dyspepsia, gastric adenocarcinoma and lymphoma. It is present in 95-98% of patients with duodenal ulcers and 60- 90% of patients with gastric ulcers.
Easy-Card H. pylori antigen test
Designed for rapid detection of H. pylori antigen in stool samples, the test gives an answer in just 10 minutes. Sample processing is quick and simple using the dip stick sampling device and pre-filled buffer tube. The lateral flow technology means it is clear and easy to read. It also has an integral control to validate the assay.
The sensitivity is 94% and specificity 99%.