Helicobacter Pylori Tests
Why It Is Done
A Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) test is done to:
- Find out whether an infection with H. pylori bacteria may be causing an ulcer or irritation of the stomach lining (Reference gastritis Opens New Window).
- Find out whether treatment for an H. pylori infection has been successful.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology