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Helicobacter pylori Urea Breath Test

$168.00 $136.08
Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative microaerophilic curved bacillus with an affinity for human gastric mucosa. H. pylori has been identified as an important pathogen in the upper GI tract. The casual relationship between H. pylori and chronic active gastritis, duodenal ulcers, and gastric ulcers has been well documented. BreathTek™ UBiT® for H. pylori is a non-invasive, non-radioactive method for detecting urease activity associated with H. pyloriinfection. It is FDA approved to confirm cure and offers 95.2% sensitivity and 89.7% specificity compared with endoscopic methods.
  • Tests Included:

  • Est. 3 days Turnaround

  • Specimen type:

Helicobacter pylori Urea Breath Test
  • Test Code: 14839
  • CPT Code: 83013
  • Alternate Name: Breath Test,UBiT, Urea Breath Test,H. pylori
  • Test Instructions : Patient should fast one hour before collection of baseline breath sample. Pranactin®-Citric contains a small amount of aspartame sweetener. Test may not be suitable for patients with phenylketonuria whose dietary phenylalanine should be restricted. Use of antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth preparations within two weeks prior to administering the BreathTek™ UBT may cause a false negative result. However, a positive result is still valid.
  • Fasting: Yes
  • Methodology: Infra-red Spectrophotometry (IR)
  • Results In: 3

    Note: Turn around times on results are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, etc. You can contact us to discuss when your results should be ready and we will contact the lab on your behalf immediately.

Checking in the stomach for the Helicobacter pylori infection
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    Your specimen will be collected for you at a local testing center.

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    Results sent electronically in 2-3 days* More complex tests take longer.

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