Check for Peptic Ulcers in just 10 minutes with our accurate, easy to use home test!
Peptic ulcers occur in the stomach and duodenum and in up to 90% of cases, they are due to an infection by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). The infection causes inflammation and acid erosion of the lining of the stomach to form ulcers that can result in anaemia and other serious side effects if untreated. UlcerScreen identifies IgG antibodies to H.pylori that result from the infection and indicate the presence of stomach and/or duodenal ulcers currently or in the recent past.
The UlcerScreen test kit has been designed for use a home and no previous experience or training is necessary. The test takes just 10 minutes. A small finger-prick blood sample is taken with a sterile lancet provided in the kit. The blood sample is then transferred to the AnaemiaScreen™ test cassette using the micropipette provided, and after the addition of six drops of buffer solution the result is shown in 10 minutes. A positive result is given if IgG antibodies to H.pylori are detected.
Everything you need to perform the test is provided in the kit:
- Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions
- A test cassette and diluent dropper bottle
- Two sterile lancets and micropipettes (a spare one of each is included)
- An alcohol swab to sterilise your finger