Helicobacter Pylori, IgG
This test measures for IgG antibodies to H. pylori which are strongly associated with chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) and peptic ulcer disease. 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. Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.