Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori)
Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori) is a very common bacterial infection which damages the protective lining of your stomach and small intestine, causing open sores which can develop into ulcers.
As well as being a cause of peptic ulcers (about 10% of people with H Pylori will develop an ulcer), it’s also a strong risk factor for certain types of stomach cancer.
Latest stats from Cancer Research UK show that more than 40% of stomach cancer cases in the UK are caused by H Pylori. The good news is that once it’s been identified, a H Pylori infection can easily be treated with antibiotics.
Your H Pylori test
Your test for H Pylori involves a simple blood test which will be taken by one of our Health Screening Specialists before being sent to our laboratory for analysis. The test will determine whether or not you have a H Pylori infection in your stomach.
How to prepare
There are no special preparation instructions for the test, but we advise that you avoid wearing restrictive clothing as your Health Screening Specialist will need to take a small blood sample from your arm.