What test detects H.Pylori antigen?

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Posted on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: Will a standard stool sample test with culture detect if I have h pylori? Or does that have to be specified in the orders?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Has to be specified.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for the query.
Routine stools test and culture do not detect H.Pylori antigen. It is a special test and has to be ordered specifically.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah 1 minute later
Thank you. Can ask my doctor to add it on to the order? Or will I have to do a separate stool sample?I
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Should be off antibiotics and PPI

Detailed Answer:
It can be done on the same stool sample. You should not have taken antibiotics or PPI for 1 month before giving the sample.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah 52 minutes later
Thank you so much for your detailed answer!! I really appreciate your time!
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Wish you good health and a great day.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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