H. Pylori Stomach Ulcer Test
  • Product Description
  • How it works
  • FAQs

Product Description

H. Pylori Stomach Ulcer Test

What is a Better2Know H. Pylori stomach ulcer test?

An H. Pylori infection is a common cause of stomach ulcers, where the H. Pylori bacteria damages the stomach lining, breaking down the layer that protects the stomach lining from stomach acid causing ulcers. Stomach ulcers are common and can affect people of any age but are most common in men over 60 years old. It is estimated that between 50% and 70% of all adults worldwide are infected with the H. Pylori bacteria.

Why consider an H. Pylori test to help detect a stomach ulcer?

An H. Pylori test is used to diagnose a Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection, which can cause several different digestive disorders, including gastritis, stomach ulcers and in some cases stomach cancers. If left untreated stomach ulcers can have damaging consequences, such as internal bleeding and gastric obstruction. Symptoms of stomach ulcers can include:

  • Pain that travels up from your stomach to your back or neck
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling and being sick
  • Weight loss

How does this test work?

H. Pylori bacteria (the cause of an ulcer) is tested using a faeces (poo) sample. Once the faeces sample has been collected, simply follow the instructions provided in the kit and place it back in the prepaid postage envelope included for your sample to be sent to our accredited laboratory for analysis. You will receive your results within two working days.

What tests will you run on my sample?

Your faeces sample will be tested for H. Pylori antigens. The presence of antigens indicates that your body is infected with the H. Pylori bacteria.

When will my test kit arrive?

If ordered before 4 pm Monday-Friday, your test kit will be mailed the very same day using first-class postage and should arrive the next working day, depending on your location.

How will I receive my test results?

Your results will be available within three working days after your sample arrives at the lab. Better2Know will provide you with a confidential login code for our secure online patient login area, where you will be able to view your results once they are available. A member of our team will also contact you directly, to inform you when the results are in.

What should I do with my results?

If your results are positive for H. Pylori, you should visit a doctor to discuss treatment or if any further testing should be done. Better2Know can connect you with a private doctor in your local area, or you can visit your own GP.

How can I order my test?

Select the ‘Add to Basket’ button and proceed to checkout to order your H. Pylori stomach ulcer test. If you require assistance do not hesitate to call, we are able to complete your order over the phone. If you have any further questions use the phone number above, our team is happy to help.

Quick Facts

  • Test: H. Pylori
  • Condition: Stomach ulcer
  • Accuracy: 99.9%
  • Test Kit: Faeces sample
  • Results Turnaround time: within 3 days

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.