Millions of people experience non-specific stomach complaints from time to time, or even on daily basis. Less than half will seek medical advice. GastroPanel is a patient-friendly blood test for assessing the structure and function of your stomach. It is a simple and painless means to find out whether your stomach is healthy.
Stomach problems may present as pain or discomfort, heartburn, a feeling of heaviness, bloating, nausea or vomiting. Sometimes even severe conditions that require medical attention are asymptomatic making it even more important to ensure that you get accurate information on the status of your stomach. GastroPanel is a blood test, suitable for all adults suffering from gastric complaints. The results give valuable information to your doctor who can advise you on the need for further investigations.
What does GastroPanel® detect?
GastroPanel® is intended as the first-line diagnostic test for dyspeptic complaints to detect Helicobacter pylori infection and atrophic gastritis (mucosal atrophy) caused by helicobacter or autoimmune disease, disclose the associated risks like gastric and esophageal cancer as well as malabsorption of B12 vitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and certain medicines. Use of GastroPanel-examination is recommended also in health controls because helicobacter infection and particularly atrophic gastritis are in most cases asymptomatic. Autoimmune diseases (e.g. type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyreoiditis, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis) are not infrequently associated with autoimmune atrophic gastritis. GastroPanel-disclosed i) symptomatic helicobacter infection after eradication attempt, ii) atrophic gastritis, or iii) symptomatic high acid output are indications of gastroscopy with targeted biopsies (read more).