Test Details

Mnemonic

HPYLB

Ordering Code

3422890

CPT-4 Code(s)

83013

Specimen Information

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. 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.
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Collect

Breathtek™ collection kit
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Specimen Preparation

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 HPUBP for patients 3-17 years old.
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Rejection Criteria

Specimen types other than Breathtek™ UBiT® bags. Specimens from patients less than 17 years old.
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Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
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Methodology

Infra - red Spectrophotometry
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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