H. Pylori Urea Breath Test
Fasting Required: Yes 1 hour. This includes NO water.

Specimen: Breath

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 2-3 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Patient should fast one hour before collection of baseline breath sample. Pranactin®-Citric contains a small amount of aspartame sweetener. Test may not be suitable for patients with phenylketonuria whose dietary phenylalanine should be restricted.

Use of antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth preparations within two weeks prior to administering the BreathTek™ UBT may cause a false negative result. However, a positive result is still valid.

Description: H. Pylori is known to be a major cause of peptic ulcer disease and is very common, especially in developing countries. It decreases the stomach's ability to produce mucus, making it prone to acid damage and peptic ulcers. H. pylori is also associated with the development of gastric (stomach) cancer.