close up of the H. pylori bacteria
your H. pylori test result accurate?
The sole purpose of any H. pylori test is to detect an
infection or presence of H. pylori
bacteria in your stomach and upper part of your small intestine
It is important to note that if you have never been
treated for a H. pylori infection, then all the
tests we discuss below can be relied upon for an accurate
assessment of a current infection.
This is because it is virtually impossible to remove
H. pylori from your digestive tract without some form
of treatment so if any of the tests
we list below, reveal any trace of H. pylori, then chances
are that there will be a presence of the bacteria in your
Below, you can find out why the most commonly used test
produces very misleading results, even years AFTER
you have successfully treated this infection.
this misleading information may mislead your doctor into
prescribing further unnecessary medication to eradicate
a nonexistent bacteria.
The 4 different types of H. pylori
A blood test does not 'measure' the bacteria itself -
instead it is a check to see whether your body has made
antibodies to the H. pylori bacteria. If you have antibodies
to H. pylori in your blood, this means that you were definitely infected in the past.
Blood Tests are only accurate if
you have never been on medication for H. pylori. The
reason for this is that it is impossible to eradicate
H. pylori from your digestive system without any form of treatment.
It is safe to say that if your Blood Test is positive, and you have never been treated, then you are currently infected as well.
However, it is important to know that as soon as you have completed any form of treatment, the results of a Blood test are rendered useless.
A Blood Test
does not provide a definitive result
on the actual status of H. pylori.
This is because antibodies remain in the blood
for between 12 to 18 months after the H. pylori
bacterium has been successfully eradicated.
USE the results of Blood tests
AFTER you have been treated!
A urea breath test checks to see if you have H. pylori
bacteria in your stomach. It involves using a radioactive
carbon atom to detect H. pylori bacteria.
The breath test is not always available and the results
are often inconsistent. This a very expensive test,
and our research has shown that this is not the
best H. pylori test to go for. The inconsistency
of the breath test has been proved when running a
breath test concurrently with a H. pylori Stool
Antigen test on the same patient.
A small sample (biopsy) is taken
from the lining of your stomach and small
intestine during an endoscopy. Several different
tests may be done on the biopsy sample. Most
of these test produce inconsistent results,
and depend on the testing facility or laboratory
used. This has been proved when running these
tests concurrently with a benchmark HPSA
test on the same patient.
Also known as the HPSA test, this test provides
the most conclusive evidence
of the presence
of H. pylori bacteria. The stool antigen test checks to
see if substances that trigger the immune system to fight
a H. pylori infection (H. pylori antigens) are present
in your feces (stool).
Stool antigen testing may be done to help support
a diagnosis of a current H. pylori infection or
to determine whether treatment for a H. pylori
infection has been successful. We recommend this
test after you have been treated - it produces a
very accurate result of your H. pylori status.
the HPSA test is the safest and most
accurate of all H. pylori tests.
H. pylori tests are done...
A H. pylori test is done for one of 2 reasons;
- To determine whether an infection with H. pylori bacteria
may be causing an ulcer or irritation of the stomach lining
- To determine whether treatment for a H. pylori infection
has been successful.
How to Prepare for
a H. pylori test....
Blood antibody test or stool antigen
You do not need to do anything before you have a blood antibody
test or stool antigen (HPSA) test.
Stomach biopsy or urea breath test
Do not eat or drink for at least 6 hours before a breath test
or a stomach biopsy. Many medicines may change the results
of this test. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the prescription
and nonprescription medicines you take. Your doctor may recommend
that you stop taking some of your medicines for up to 1 week
before having this test.
- Do not take antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors
(such as Prilosec or Nexium), or medicines containing
bismuth (such as Pepto-Bismol) for 1 to 2 weeks
before the test.
- Do not take H2 blockers, such as Pepcid AC, Zantac,
Axid, or Tagamet for 24 hours before the test.
Talk to your health professional about any concerns you
have regarding the need for a H. pylori test. Ask about
the risks, how it will be done, or what the results
Getting the Results
A H. pylori test result will determine if a H. pylori infection exists in the stomach and upper part
of the small intestine (duodenum).
Different tests - different result times
- Results from the urea breath test or a stool antigen
(HPSA) test are generally available within a few hours.
- Results from a blood antibody test are usually available
within 24 hours.
- Results from biopsy samples obtained by endoscopy usually
available within 48 hours.
- Results from a biopsy sample that is cultured can take
up to 10 days.
Good Practice for maintaining
good health in the future....
After completing any treatment, it is good practice
to do a Colon Cleanse, especially if you haven’t had
one done in the last 12 months. This has no effect
in eradicating the H. pylori bacteria, it simply makes good
sense for maintaining your future good health.
actually purchased the tea for my 31 year old daughter
who was experiencing horrendous "stomach" pain
and who, six weeks ago, tested at very high levels
of H. pylori. She was tested a couple of days
ago and tested negative for H. pylori. The
doctor said that it was impossible to kill H. pylori
with anything other than MEGA antibiotics but I begged
her to try the Matula tea first because I am so opposed
to the overuse of antibiotics. The
doctor did not want to re-test because she did not
believe that there would be any difference from just
using the tea.
the tests came back negative the doctor said absolutely
nothing - she did not ask what the tea was or where
my daughter got it from, etc. I am horrified
but not surprised that the medical people do not
want to gather information and share it with their
Thank you for the tea. I am thankful that the
H.Pylori will not cause any future problems for my
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Sources and references
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