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Helicobacter Pylori IgG Blood Test

Original price £65.00 - Original price £65.00
Original price
£65.00
£65.00 - £65.00
Current price £65.00

Test for antibodies to Helicobacter pylori, indicating a recent or past infection. H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in the lining of your stomach that can be responsible for causing stomach ulcers and in rare cases, gastric cancer.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 10 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

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About the test

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that can live in the lining of your stomach. Infection with helicobacter pylori is actually very common, in some parts of the world up to 50% of people are infected although no one is quite sure how it spreads. Although many people will have absolutely no symptoms due to the infection, it can cause abdominal pain, bloating, and indigestion. It is also responsible for causing the majority of stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers and, rarely, can cause gastric cancer. Once detected, it is straightforward to treat with antibiotics.

IgG is an antibody, a protein produced by the immune system in response to infection. IgG antibodies also form part of the immune system`s memory, enabling the body to respond more effectively to an infection it encounters again. A positive Helicobacter Pylori IgG result suggests either current or past infection with the bacteria.

1 Biomarker

  1. HELICOBACTER PYLORI

    - Helicobacter Pylori IgG - detects current bacteria presence.

  2. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? This test can be added to any of our existing panel, just add it to the shopping basket and let us get that H. Pylori sorted!

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:


    10 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

IgG is an antibody, a protein produced by the immune system in response to infection. IgG antibodies also form part of the immune system`s memory, enabling the body to respond more effectively to an infection it encounters again.

A positive Helicobacter Pylori IgG result suggests either current or past infection with the bacteria.

Red flag symptoms for the Helicobacter Pylori IgG Blood Test

Whether your test is positive of negative, you should see your doctor if you have the following symptoms: 

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Difficulty swallowing (the sensation of food getting stuck on the way down)
  • Progressively worsening abdominal pain
  • Vomiting that looks like coffee grounds (seek urgent attention)
  • Passing stools that are black and sticky, like tar (seek urgent attention)

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Helicobacter Pylori IgG Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Helicobacter Pylori IgG Blood Test.

There are no special instructions for this test, just make sure you drink plenty of water before taking the sample!

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Helicobacter Pylori IgG Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Helicobacter Pylori IgG Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

What is H. pylori, and how is it transmitted?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can infect the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. It is a common human pathogen and is associated with various gastrointestinal conditions.

The exact mode of transmission is not fully understood, but it is believed to spread through person-to-person contact. It might be transmitted through oral-oral, fecal-oral, or even gastro-oral routes. Contaminated food, water, or utensils could also play a role in its transmission.

What are the common symptoms of an H. pylori infection?

Many people infected with H. pylori show no symptoms. However, when symptoms do occur, they might include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and in some cases, unexplained weight loss. The infection can also contribute to conditions like ulcers and gastritis.

Can H. pylori infection lead to serious health complications?

Yes, H. pylori infection can lead to complications such as gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), and in the long term, an increased risk of developing gastric cancer. Early detection and treatment can help prevent these complications.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.

H. Pylori is a significant human pathogen and is associated with several health concerns. It is important to get it checked out as it can cause:

  1. Gastric Ulcers and Peptic Ulcer Disease: H. pylori infection is a major cause of gastric and duodenal ulcers. The bacteria can damage the protective lining of the stomach and duodenum, leading to the formation of ulcers. These ulcers can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and sometimes even bleeding. Identifying and treating H. pylori infection can help in managing and preventing the recurrence of these ulcers.
  2. Gastric Cancer: Long-term infection with H. pylori has been linked to an increased risk of developing gastric cancer, particularly in individuals with certain genetic predispositions. The bacteria can cause chronic inflammation of the stomach lining, which over time can contribute to the development of cancer. Detecting and treating H. pylori infection can help reduce the risk of gastric cancer.
  3. Functional Dyspepsia: Functional dyspepsia is a condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen. H. pylori infection can contribute to the development of functional dyspepsia by causing inflammation and altering the normal functioning of the stomach. Treating the infection can sometimes alleviate the symptoms associated with this condition.
  4. Reflux Disease: Some studies suggest a potential link between H. pylori infection and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing symptoms like heartburn. The relationship between H. pylori and GERD is complex and not fully understood, but identifying and treating H. pylori infection may play a role in managing certain cases of GERD.
  5. Antibiotic Resistance: Over time, H. pylori bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics used for treatment. Checking for H. pylori infection before prescribing antibiotics allows healthcare providers to choose the most appropriate treatment regimen based on the susceptibility profile of the bacteria, which can improve treatment success rates.
  6. Symptomatic Relief: For individuals experiencing chronic symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, or discomfort, identifying and treating an underlying H. pylori infection can lead to symptom relief and an improved quality of life.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

If you are suffering abdominal discomfort, bloating and other related symptoms - this test would be one of the checks to consider in getting your gut right.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Abdominal swelling, and Diarrhoea

Why blood tests are important.