At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To diagnose an infection with Helicobacter pylori that can cause peptic ulcers
When to Get Tested?
If you have gastrointestinal pain or symptoms of an ulcer
Test Preparation Needed?
No special preparation is needed for the blood test. For the breath test and if submitting a stool or having a biopsy you may be instructed to refrain from certain medications. If undergoing endoscopy, you may be instructed to fast after midnight the night prior to the procedure.