HELICOBACTER PYLORI (HPI) UREA BREATH TEST
|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.
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable