A positive blood test for H. pylori antibody may indicate a current or previous infection. A different test for H. pylori such as the breath test may need to be done as follow up to determine whether the infection is a current one.
What does a positive C14 Urea breath test tell you about your patient’s symptoms? It is important to remember that a positive C14 Urea breath test simply tells you that the patient is actively infected with H.pylori.
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.
Blood tests for H. pylori may be positive for several years after the infection, so the urea breath test, the stool antigen test, or a biopsy may be used to find out if treatment has been effective.
Consult your doctor whether H. pylori breath testing is appropriate for your medical condition.
C urea breath test be a new standard in noninvasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection?
H. PYLORI BREATH TEST DESCRIPTION Helicobacter pylori Breath Test.
Forty patients who initially had positive tests for H. pylori were studied again after 4±6 weeks, to monitor the ef®cacy of the treatment.
The urea breath test is a non-invasive option often used to detect Helicobacter pylori before as well as after one has been treated.
Use of the 14C breath test in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori.