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.
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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.
Must be 18+ years of age to purchase
Orders not permitted in: AK, HI, AZ
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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Yes, this test may also be referred to as the Breath Test, UBiT, Urea Breath Test, H pylori, or H pylori breath test.
No, BreathTek™ UBiT® for H pylori is a noninvasive, nonradioactive method for detecting urease activity associated with H pylori infection.
H pylori infection is one of the most common infections in humans, affecting more than half of the population, but its cause is unknown. It is believed to spread from person to person through direct contact with saliva, vomit, feces, or contaminated food or water.