CerTest has developed the first turbidimetric test for the detection and quantification of an antigen present in feces when H. pylori colonizes the stomach.
With CerTest H. pylori Turbilatex it is possible to perform a rapid, simple screening which determines the presence or absence of the bacteria in the patient’s stomach.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria in helical bacillus shape, found in the human gastric epithelium in more than 50% of the global population.
There is significant correlation between the presence of this bacteria in the stomach and certain gastrointestinal diseases, including gastritis, gastroduodenal peptic ulcers, gastric carcinoma and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphona. In particular, the presence of H. pylori in the stomach is indicated as a fundamental etiological factor of gastric cancer.
Therefore, the discovery of a sensitive and non-invasive method able to detect the presence of H. pylori quickly and without error may be of enormous use.