H. Pylori Breath Test

Are you concerned you may have been infected with Helicobacter pylori (H pylori), a bacterium commonly found in the stomach? This urea breath test is used to detect the presence of H pylori, which causes infection, and to monitor treatment.

+ $6.00 Physician Service Fee

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This test detects the presence of the Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) bacteria which may cause digestive disorders and stomach-related medical conditions.

Who Alt

Must be 18+ years of age to purchase

Orders not permitted in: AK, HI, AZ

Type of sample to be collected:
Breath (BreathTek™)
Schedule an appointment, then visit one of our Patient Service Centers.
About the Test

The H pylori Test detects Helicobacter pylori, a type of bacteria that can cause digestive issues. The BreathTek™ UBiT® is a noninvasive test that uses your breath to detect H pylori and monitor treatment.

After collecting a baseline breath sample, you will drink a liquid containing synthetic urea (Pranactin®-Citric), which helps detect signs of H pylori in your breath. You will be asked to wait 15 minutes after drinking the liquid before obtaining another breath sample; both samples are then compared during analysis to detect the presence of H pylori.

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How Does it Work?
Take an in-person test at a Quest Diagnostics location.
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1. Purchase your test
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2. Visit a location
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3. Get results online
We will email you when your confidential results are available. 

The benefits of testing

You can get the information you need to support a healthy life - for yourself.

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Take control of your health

Conveniently shop and pay online for lab tests without a doctor's visit. An independent physician will review your request and if appropriate, confirm your order and offer oversight.

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Conveniently schedule your appointment online at one of our Quest Diagnostics locations. Certain tests may also offer self-testing home delivery.

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Get your results online

View your results through your secure account online. And it's easy to share the result with your doctor.