Trinity Biotech announces CE marking of Uni-Gold™ H. pylori Antigen point of care test

July 1, 2014 News

Trinity Biotech plc announces the CE marking of our new Uni-Gold™ H. pylori Antigen point-of-care test. The Uni-Gold™ H. pylori Antigen is a 15 min rapid test, used to aid in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

The launch of the Uni-Gold™ H. pylori Antigen test will complement our existing range of Uni-Gold™ tests for enteric diseases.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium, found in either the stomach, duodenum or hepatobiliary tract. H. pylori is an important cause of gastritis and peptic ulcers. Infection with H. pylori is the cause of most stomach and duodenal ulcers and is a major risk factor for gastric cancer. About 10-20% of people who are infected with H. pylori develop an ulcer and have a 1-2% risk of stomach cancer.