HELICOBACTER PYLORI UREA BREATH TEST

Specimen Required
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.
Test can only be collected from patients greater than 17 years old. Human breath: Paired breath samples (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 for patients 3-17 years. 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.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen types other than Breath tek™ UBiT® bags. Specimens from patients less than 17 years old.

Methodology
Infra-red Spectrophotometry

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

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeHPYLB
CPT-4 Code (s)
83013
LOINC Codes
29891-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory