H. pylori Breath Test
H Pylori urea breath test(BreathTek)
This test is performed to detect the presence of active h Pylori infection and also the detect the results of treatment for H Pylori. This test detects the urease enzyme, which secreted by H Pylori in the human stomach.
Precautions prior to the test
- No food or drink for at least 1 hour before the test
- Pt should not have taken any antibiotics, PPI such as Prilosec and others in the class or Bismuth preparations for 2 weeks prior to the performance of the test.
- Medications like Pepcid to be stopped at least 48 hrs. before the test
- Test should be performed at least 4 weeks after completion of H Pylori treatment.