One-step immunochromatographic tests for the qualitative detection of transferrin and H.pylori antigens in human faeces.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gram-negative bacteria that lives in the human gastric epithelium. Infection with this microorganism is very common, with an estimated prevalence of 28-84% depending on the population studied. This infection causes inflammation of the gastric mucosa and can lead to complications such as chronic gastritis, peptic/duodenal ulcer, lymphoid tissue lymphoma and gastric adenocarcinoma.
Several international guidelines for the management of H. pylori infection, such as the EHSG, emphasise the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for the prevention of the aforementioned complications, particularly gastric cancer. On the other hand, transferrin is a marker for bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, which could indicate advanced injury from this or other bacteria.
Simple/Stick H.pyl* and Simple H.pyl-Tf are non-invasive rapid tests that can identify both active H.pylori infection and the presence of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract quickly, safely, easily, affordably and reliably. They are therefore considered excellent tools to facilitate early diagnosis of the patient. They are also useful for confirming post-treatment eradication of H.pylori infection.
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No. Both tests are designed for use by healthcare professionals only.
Both tests are qualitative.
It is not recommended to use samples with preservation agents (such as formalin, PBS, PVA or similar) or enrichment media, as their presence could interfere with the correct performance of the tests.
It is recommended to test fresh untreated samples. If they have to be stored for a period of time, they can be kept in the refrigerator (+2-8°C) for 1 to 3 days. For longer periods, they should be frozen at -20°C (ideally after collection).