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H. PYLORI, UREA BREATH, adult

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code HPUBA
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Infra-red Spectrophotometry (IR)
Patient Preparation 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
Container type BreathTekª UBT Collection Kit
Sample type
Processing notes Transport to CB ambient. Order Quest test code 14839.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Specimen types other than BreathTekª UBT bags Specimens from patients <3 years old
Normal range
Synonyms HELICOBACTER PYLORI, CAMPYLOBACTER PYLORIDIS, H PYLORI, GASTRITIS
Stability Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative microaerophilic curved bacillus with an affinity for human gastric mucosa. H. pylori has been identified as an important pathogen in the upper GI tract. The casual relationship between H. pylori and chronic active gastritis, duodenal ulcers, and gastric ulcers has been well documented. BreathTekª UBiT¨ for H. pylori is a non-invasive, non-radioactive method for detecting urease activity associated with H. pylori infection. It is FDA approved to confirm cure and offers 95.2% sensitivity and 89.7% specificity compared with endoscopic methods.
CPT coding 83013-90
LOINC code 29891-9
Last Updated 8/2/2016 5:27:51 PM
Entry Number 1745
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