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H.pylori and Low Stomach Acid- Causes, Treatment and How To Prevent Re-infection 8

The G.I. Map Test, otherwise known as the Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus or GI-MAP test, is one of the most sought-after medical tests that our office recommends for people suffering with IBS, IBD and other Chronic GI problems. 

Price: $465

Time: Get your results 7-14 business days after test.

FAQs

No- This test is done at home and comes with prepaid shipping materials and everything you need to ensure proper delivery to the lab.

Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.

Yes. The kit comes with easy to follow instructions

 

Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a 30-45 minute post-test review/explanation.

 

One we have placed the order for the test we are unable to issue a refund.

 

Hormone imbalances in men can contribute to:


  • Decreased libido
    Erectile dysfunction
    Sleep disorders
    Decreased muscle mass and strength
    General fatigue/decreased energy
    Increased risk for coronary artery disease or heart attack
    Hair loss or thinning
    Increased fat accumulation
    Urinary problems
    Decreased bone density or osteoporosis
    Compromised immune function
    Irritability and depression

Order Your Personalized Male & Hormone Test Profile which includes:

  • Comprehensive Male & Hormone Test.
  • One on one consult with Dr. Hagmeyer to discuss Test Results 
  • Recommendations for a Treatment plan and cost of treatment if necessary.

The urea breath test (UBT) is a test for diagnosing the presence of a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the stomach.

While these bacteria live in your stomach lining, H. pylori make urea, a natural compound in the body.

As the bacteria make urea, they create ammonia and bicarbonate. Traces of these can be found in your breath.

The presence of Urea indicates that you are infected with H. pylori. 

H. pylori causes inflammation, ulcers, and atrophy of the stomach.

H. pylori bacteria are spread through contact with feces from an infected person.

If the urea breath test is positive and the isotope is detected in the breath, it means that H. pylori is present in the stomach.

If the isotope is not found in the breath, the test results are negative for the infection.

When the H. pylori is effectively treated (eradicated) with treatment, the test changes from positive (isotope present) to negative (isotope absent).

BreathTesting For H.Pylori is:

  • Convenient — Can be done in your doctor’s office or at a lab
  • Easy — Simple to do, no invasive procedures, no messy collection cups, no painful needles
  • Fast — The entire test process takes about 20 minutes

There are other testing options available to diagnose and confirm the cure of an H. pylori infection. Urea breath tests and stool tests both diagnose active infections in the stomach, while a blood test can only identify antibodies that could be from an active or previous infection.

What other tests might I have along with this test?

Testing For H Pylori Infections:

1) Stool Testing: Stool testing is useful when a doctor suspects a lower GI infection of H.pylori. You can learn more about testing for H.Pylori using a stool test here

2) Blood Tests: These tests look for anti-bodies to the H Pylori organism and will test for IgA, IgG and IgM reactions. If these anti-bodies test positive it is a clear diagnosis of an infectious process. Research has shown that this is a good test for acute infections but long-term infections and individuals with weakened immunity often do not have elevated anti-bodies.

The other issue with H Pylori antibodies is they may be present even when the infection is under control. This means you will test positive even when you are actually negative and the organisms are in their proper numbers.

3) H Pylori Breath Test: The H Pylori organism produces urease which breaks down urea in the stomach into ammonia and carbon dioxide. The breath test measures for elevated CO2 that is produced from this reaction.

4) Endoscopy: This is a highly invasive procedure where a scope is inserted into the esophagus and stomach. This is stressful on the body and does a poor job of analyzing for the presence of this infection but it can see the results of the infection such as irritation, ulcerations and cancer in the stomach.