H. Pylori Stool (Add-On To GI Effects Only)-Genova Kit
Coupon Codes not valid for Add-on testing.

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: 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 Days
Note: Result turnaround 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: Stool antigen tests have been recommended by both the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American College of Gastroenterologists (ACG) as the most accurate non-invasive tests for diagnosis and for confirmation of eradication.1,2 This method is highly sensitive and specific and useful for diagnosis, therapeutic monitoring, and test of eradication.

Unlike stool antigen tests, Serology-based methods have a sensitivity and specificity of only 90% and cannot distinguish between active and resolved infection.3,4 Thus, serology tests are not recommended by the AGA for initial diagnosis of H pylori infection.4 Furthermore, they are not recommended by either the AGA or the ACG for monitoring infection or confirming eradication of the organism.