H. pylori Stool Antigen HpSA-Genova Kit
Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Specimens must be received in the laboratory within 4 days of Day 3 collection. If you take the test over the weekend, call FedEx to schedule a pick-up on Monday.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless directed otherwise by your physician: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil, rectal suppositories. If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your health care professional before stopping any prescribed substance.
We do not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness. Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.
2 weeks before test: If taking antibiotics or antifungals – or taking beneficial flora supplements (acidophilus, etc.) or consuming food products containing beneficial flora (e.g. Activia®) – it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician). There may be times when you healthcare provider prefers that you stay on one of these agents(e.g. acidophilus) in order to evaluate its effectiveness. Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendation.
Eat your usual diet during the 2 – 3 days prior to the stool collection. Results:
14 Business DaysNote: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.Description:
H. Pylori is known to be a major cause of peptic ulcer disease and is very common, especially in developing countries. It decreases the stomach's ability to produce mucus, making it prone to acid damage and peptic ulcers. H. pylori is also associated with the development of gastric (stomach) cancer.