13C Urea Breath Test Kit for H. Pylori Diagnosis
Description of 13C Urea Breath Test
Non-radioactive, Non-invasive, even for children, pregnant women and old people
Simple and quick operation, Test time less than 3 mins.
Gold Standard for H. Pylori Diagnosis
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria are a common cause of digestive illnesses, including gastritis (the irritation and inflammation of the stomach lining), peptic ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach, small intestine, or esophagus), and even stomach cancer later in life.
The test contains a chemical called urea, which is attached to a 13C carbon atom. The bacteria break down the urea thereby releasing the carbon, which is eventually exhaled in the breath. The breath is then tested to check for the 13C carbon.
Certain medications can interfere with the test results and should be avoided before the test. These include antibiotics, ulcer medications, and heartburn relievers (including over-the-counter products).
The test results will be inaccurate if you are taking (most) antibiotics or medications that reduce stomach acid. Normally, your doctor will ask you to stop taking these medications anywhere 4 weeks before the test.
Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any medication allergies and medical conditions that you may have.