Table 2 Delta values in Helicobacter pylori positive males and females, expressed as mean ± SD and median & interquartile range. Adults n = 825.
Keywords Helicobacter pylori, diagnosis, urea breath test, stool antigen test, serology.
The urea breath test is a non-invasive option often used to detect Helicobacter pylori before as well as after one has been treated.
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.
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.
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 Testing Methods H. pylori infection can be confirmed by invasive or noninvasive methods.
This urea breath test indirectly detects the presence of H pylori-associated urease by measuring CO2 in the patient’s breath.