The Instant-View® H. pylori tests are lateral flow immunoassays for the rapid, qualitative detection of IgG antibodies specific to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in human whole blood or serum. These tests are to be used to aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection. The accuracy rate of the Instant-View® H. pylori rapid test is 98%.
Helicobacter pylori is associated with a variety of gastro-intestinal diseases, such as stomach ulcer, chronic active gastritis and gastric, duodenal, and gastric adenocarcinoma. Specific antibodies to H. pylori are developed in individuals infected with H. pylori; therefore, the detection of the specific antibodies to H. pylori is used in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection. The test is for healthcare professional use only.