6110 – Helicobacter Antigen Quick
The Helicobacter Antigen Quick is a qualitative immunoassay for the determination of Helicobacter pylori antigen in human stool specimens. The Helicobacter Antigen Quick intended as an aid in the diagnosis of infectious gastroenteritides in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings. The immunoassay is designed for manual professional in vitro diagnostic use.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a common bacterial cause of peptic ulcers, can be effectively detected from stool (faecal) samples. Identified as the causative agent of peptic ulcers, gastritis, and gastric carcinoma, the spiral-shaped bacterium colonizes human stomach and duodenum. The acidic nature of the stomach is neutralized by the enzyme urease, which transforms urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide; this enables the bacteria to adapt to this environment. Occurring usually in childhood, over 90% of duodenal ulcers and 80% of gastric ulcers are caused by H. pylori. Advanced health care systems and therapies in developed countries have reduced the rate of infections; however, the reverse is the case in many developing countries.
|Title||Helicobacter Antigen Quick|
|Indication||Helicobacter pylori infections|
|Description||Rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of Helicobacter pylori antigen in human stool specimens|
|Format||Test strips coated with monoclonal antibodies against Helicobacter pylori|
|Incubation time||5 min.|
|Sample volume||5 mm sample|
|No. of determinations||25 (25 x 1)|