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Urea Breath Test for H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori). The breath test to identify the presence/absence of active H. pylori bacteria is very simple. Following a period of fasting, the patient ingests a small tablet that contains C14 urea.
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.
Consult your doctor whether H. pylori breath testing is appropriate for your medical condition.
H. pylori Breath Test (Ubit). You have been scheduled to have an H. pylori breath test, which is a simple test to detect the presence of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria (H. pylori) in your GI system.
1 Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori image courtesy of www.hpylori.com.au).
Center for Digestive Diseases & Cary Endoscopy Center H.pylori Breath Test. H.pylori is an infection that causes chronic active, persistent, atrophic gastritis and duodenal and gastric ulcers.
Helicobacter pylori tests are used to detect a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine (duodenum).
• Endoscopy • Breath Test • Blood Testing.
The urea breath test is used to detect Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) bacteria infection in the body's digestive system.