Helicobacter pylori infection is usually acquired in early childhood in all countries. Over 80 % of individuals infected with the bacterium are asymptomatic. H. pylori is contagious, person-to-person transmission by oral-oral or fecal-oral route is most likely. It can also be spread through contaminated food or water.
The bacterium causes a chronic low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is strongly linked to the development of chronic gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcers, gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma and gastric adenocarcinoma.
- Stomach tissue samples
- FAM (495 – 520 nm) for Helicobacter Internal Control (IC)
- ROX (575 – 602 nm) for Helicobacter pylori DNA