The urea breath test can be used to aid in the diagnosis of H pylori infection. The test can also be used to assess therapy when it is administered more than a month after completion of therapy.
Breath samples pre- and post-ingestion of fruit-flavored powder solution, containing 13C-urea diagnostic component.
The patient should fast for at least one hour prior to testing. The patient should not take antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth preparations within two weeks prior to testing. Note: Solution contains phenylalanine. Phenylketonurics should be warned.
Text bag to be provided at the lab. Total time of test is about 30 minutes. Results will be available within 4 business days by downloading it from your account on DiscountedLabs.com