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Microbiology 326 H. pylori Easy-Card Antigen Test Pricing and Online Ordering at www.alphalabs.co.uk n freephone order 0800 387732 n buy online at www.alphalabs.co.uk Easy-Card H.pylori Antigen Test Easy-Card H.pylori Catalogue Number Description Pack Size 14656 Easy-Card H.pylori Antigen 20 Sentinel Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral bacterium and is associated with a variety of gastrointestinal diseases including gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcers, non-ulcer dyspepsia, gastric adenocarcinoma and lymphoma. The organism is present in 95-98% of patients with duodenal ulcers and 60-90% of patients with gastric ulcers. Traditional non-invasive tests for diagnosis of H. Pylori infection have limitations. Detection of blood antibodies cannot differentiate between active and past exposure. The Urea Breath Test (UBT), whilst able to identify current infection, is costly and requires specialist equipment since it involves the ingestion of radioactive carbon. In contrast, the stool antigen test represents a cost effective alternative with little or no compromise on sensitivity and specificity. The new Easy-Card H. pylori Antigen test, available from Alpha Laboratories, is designed for rapid detection of H. pylori antigen in stool samples and gives a result in just 10 minutes. Sample processing is quick and simple using the dip stick sampling device and pre-filled buffer tube. The Easy-Card’s lateral flow technology means it is clear and straightforward to read the result. It has an integral control for assay validation, sensitivity is 94% and specificity is 99%. ■■Easy-Card H. pylori Antigen test, for rapid detection of H. pylori antigen in stool samples ■■Results in just 10 minutes ■■Sample processing is quick and simple using the dip stick sampling device and pre-filled buffer tube ■■Lateral flow technology - clear and straightforward to read the result. Integral control for assay validation ■■Sensitivity is 94% and specificity is 99%


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