Urea 13C Breath Test Procedure for H.Pylori
What is urea breath test ?
The urea breath test (UBT) is a test for diagnosing the presence of a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori
(H. pylori) infection in the stomach.
How accurate is urea breath test?
The urea breath test is a non_invasive, fast,and extremely accurate (95% sensitivityand specificity) to
detect the presence of active H. pylori infection.
How does the urea breath test diagnose H. pylori infection?
The urea breath test is based on the ability of H. pylori to break down urea, a chemical made up of nitrogen and carbon into carbon dioxide. which then is absorbed from the stomach and eliminated in
the breath. (Urea normally is produced by the body from excess or "waste" nitrogen-containing chemicals and then eliminated in the urine.)
Richen products and urea breath test shown in Korean MBC media
The 13C Urea Breath Test is the best approach to the diagnosis of H. pylori infection, with high sensitivity and specificity, and excellent performances.
----Management of Helicobacter pylori infection—the Maastricht V/Florence Consensus Report