Urea Breath Test (UBT). H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori).
Breath Test For Helicobacter Pylori - Diagnostic Tests. The 13C UREA breath test detects the activity of the urease.
The urea breath test is a rapid diagnostic procedure used to identify infections by Helicobacter pylori, a spiral bacterium implicated in gastritis, gastric ulcer, and peptic ulcer disease. It is based upon the ability of H. pylori to convert urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide.
H pylori. Dectection. Biopsy. Serology. Urea Breath Tests.
Issue. : H-Pylori Breath Test Management.
'Cost effectiveness analysis of population-based serology screening and 13C-Urea breath test of Helicobacter pylori to prevent gastric cancer: A Markov model', World Journal of Gastroenterology, 14 (19), 3021-3027.
...“H. pylori testing is optimally performed by a 13C-Urea Breath Test or Stool Antigen Test.”4 The higher cost of these tests is offset by their
The urea breath test is non-invasive, non radioactive, highly accurate and convenient breath test kit for the diagnosis of H. Pylori.
The 13C-urea breath test is a non-invasive qualitative method to detect active H. pylori infection.
This test is a measure of current, as opposed to past, infection with helicobacter pylori bacterium. It is useful to monitor whether or not eradication therapy has been effective. If the result of this test is positive, you need eradication therapy which has to be prescribed by your GP/physician.