Also known as: H pylori; H-pylori; H. pylori antibody test; H. pylori stool antigen test; H. pylori breath test; Urea breath test; CLO test; Rapid urease test (RUT) for H. pylori. Formal name: Helicobacter pylori. Related tests: Gastrin.
Helicobacter pylori A Doctor's Guide to detection and treatment. Helicobacter pylori is a gram negative, microaerophilic, curved bacillus.
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.
In the C13-urea breath test the breath sample is measured in a mass spectrometer rather than a scintillation counter.
C urea breath test be a new standard in noninvasive diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection?
With regard to the cost of Oridion BreathID compared to the other commercially used urea breath test devices, such as laser assisted ratio analyser or isotope ratio
'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.
The urea breath test is a non-invasive option often used to detect Helicobacter pylori before as well as after one has been treated.
Duplicate breath testing to confirm eradication of Helicobacter pylori: incremental benefit and cost in 419 patients.
The urea breath test is used to detect Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a type of bacteria that may infect the stomach and is a main cause of ulcers in both the stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).