Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the mucus lining of the stomach and duodenum. Many peptic ulcers and cases of gastritis are caused by H. pylori infection. Many who are infected, however, do not show any symptoms of disease. Helicobacter bacteria are the only known microorganisms that can thrive in the highly acidic environment of the stomach. Its helical shape (hence the name helicobacter) is thought to have evolved to penetrate and colonize the mucus lining. Organism specific culture methods use culture media to target the growth of one type of organism (examples: Brucella sp, Bordetella pertussis) and report simply that an organism is present or not.
No special preparation is needed for Helicobacter Pylori. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Helicobacter Pylori. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Circular, convex, translucent dome shaped Hemolytic colonies seen in positive cases|