Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium and parasite thriving on the surface of stomach and small intestine. It is connected to several diseases of digestive tract, e.g. gastric ulcers and catarrh of the stomach. Several methods, some of them laborious and expensive, are used for the search of helicobacter in human organs. A common diagnostic method focuses on the detection of helicobacter antibodies in the blood sample. However, antibodies are found in blood circulation long after the disease has been cured and, thus, can not separate fresh ongoing infection from the one occurred and vanished formerly.
Rapid tests detecting Helicobacter pylori in faeces are favoured due to the fact that they show the currently ongoing helicobacter infection in the digestive tract and fits also to the following of the efficacy of medical treatment. More than 80 % of the patients suffering from ulcers in the digestive tract are under the effect of Helicobacter pylori infection.
The test includes everything needed for an easy, rapid and reliable detection of helicobacteria in faeces, i.e. shows the ongoing infection.