HELICOBACTER PYLORI UREA BREATH, PEDIATRIC

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation:
Patient should fast one hour before collection of baseline breath sample. Pranactiv®-Citric contains a small amount of aspartame sweetener. Test may not be suitable for patients with phenylketonuria whose dietary phenylalanine should be restricted. Test can only be collected from patients 3-17 years old.
Human breath: Paired breath samples from (pre and post) collected in Breathtek™ UBT collection kit bags must be submitted together. Follow instructions provided with kit. Please use H. Pylori Pediatric code fo patients 3-17 years. Use of antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth preparations within two weeks prior to admininstering the Breathtek™ UBT may cause a false negative result. However, a positive result is still valid.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens from patients <3 years old

Methodology
Infra-red Spectrophotometry (IR)

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeHPUBP
CPT-4 Code (s)
83013
LOINC Codes
Patient Weight   3142-7  
Height Feet   3138-5  
Height Inches   3138-5  
H. pylori, Urea Breath, Pediatric   29891-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory