H-pylori is a type of bacteria that enters your body through food and drink. Stomach acid does not kill H-Pylori.
Once infected, a person usually stays infected for life unless they are treated with specific antibiotics. Normally, the infection won’t cause a person any problems at all. But in some people, H. pylori can cause stomach ulcers, and more rarely, stomach cancer.
In store testing
A C-Urea Breath Test will be conducted in the pharmacies private consultation room. You’ll be given a special drink containing a chemical that’s broken down by H. pylori; your breath is then analysed to see whether or not you have an H. pylori infection. The test is non-invasive and easy to do. Your sample will then be sent off and we will receive your results within 48 hours.
You will be contacted directly with your results as soon as we receive them.