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Overview

Helicobacter Pylori IgG test is test to know whether there is any IgG antibody to react against infection related to bacteria known as Helicobacter Pylori which colonizes the stomach. This is also commonly known as H. Pylori IgG.

What is Helicobacter Pylori IgG?

Helicobacter Pylori IgG test means Helicobacter Pylori Immunoglobulin G test used to detect the qualitative determination of IgG antibodies against the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori. IgG work like an aid for the diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori infections. It is used to diagnose effectiveness of treatment of IgG inside the body.

Why is Helicobacter Pylori IgG suggested?

Helicobacter Pylori IgG test is suggested to person if his body indicates

  • Ulcers in stomach and intestines
  • Gastrointestinal and Gastroduodenal problems
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chronic gastritis

 How is Helicobacter Pylori IgG performed?

Helicobacter Pylori IgG test is performed by

  • Performing chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA) or Enzymes Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Antigen test of blood and stool
  • Urea breath test or a tissue biopsy of stomach lining

What parameters are measured in Helicobacter Pylori IgG

The parameters measured in test involve

  • The qualitative result of IgG antibody in the blood.
  • The effectiveness of the treatment of IgG antibody.

Preparations before Helicobacter Pylori IgG

You may follow some simple but necessary tips which include

  • Stay away of several medication that may make change in the results.
  • Follow the doctor instruction carefully.

 

Post care after Helicobacter Pylori IgG

Following post care should be followed if the IgG doesn’t works well

  • Take some probiotics
  • Drink plenty of water daily and take green tea in the morning
  • Further treatment and check up

Sample types in Helicobacter Pylori IgG

Helicobacter Pylori IgG test can be conducted with samples of

  • Blood or plasma
  • Stool or breath
  • Stomach biopsy

Side effects of Helicobacter Pylori IgG

No major side effects occur after the test, however some persons can get fainted and may feel uncomfortable. Puncturing the skin for blood may seem painful.

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