How to test Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori)?
Hello, my son has been having the symptoms of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori). Symptoms that he has are bloating, diarrhea, and nausea. I heard there are a few tests that are needed to perform to detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) can anyone tell me what are they?
@niaan Hello, yes you can perform a breath test to detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori at home. A breath test is also known as a urea breath test. It Checks for infection by measuring certain substances in your breath. You will provide a sample of your breath by breathing into a collection bag. After that, you will swallow a pill or liquid containing a harmless radioactive material. You will provide another sample of your breath. Your provider will compare the two samples. If the second sample has higher than normal carbon dioxide levels, it is a sign of an H. pylori infection. Other tests to detect Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori) are Blood tests, Stool tests, and an endoscopy