H pylori Stool Antigen

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Your health care provider has ordered an H. Pylori Stool Antigen test to determine if you are infected with this bacterium. You will be asked to collect a stool sample. Instructions will be included with the kit you receive from our office. If you have any questions regarding the following instructions, please call our office at 612-871-1145.

If you have been treated for H-Pylori infection, treatment must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to the test. Patients need to be off all antibiotics for 4 weeks prior to the test and Proton Pump Inhibitors and/or Bismuth type medications 2 weeks prior to the test. Note: Bismuth medications are Pepto-Bismol and all generic forms.

Antibiotics must be completed by:________________________________
Stop taking Proton Pump Inhibitors and Bismuth on:________________

Proton Pump Inhibitors include:

Generic Name US Brand Name
Omeprazole Prilosec
Rabeprozole Sodium Aciphex
Pantoprazole Sodium Protonix
Lansoprazole Prevacid
Esomeprazole Magnesium Nexium
Dexlansoprazole Dexilant

Note: You can continue to take H2 Blockers, such as Tagamet, Zantac, Axid and Pepcid as well as Antacids, such as Maalox, Rolaids, Tums, and Mylanta.

Rev 06/22/2010