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H. PYLORI BREATH TEST

Test Number:
  • 6161
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • HUMAN BREATH
Container Type:
  • BreathTek UBT Kit
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 1 KIT
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: Patient should fast one hour before collection of baseline breath sample. Patient must be off antibiotics, proton-pump inhibitors (i.e., Prilosec™, Nexium™, Protonix™, Aciphex™) and bismuth preparations two weeks prior to administration of test. Pranactin®-citric contains a small amount of aspartame sweetener. Test may not be suitable for patients with phenylketonuria whose dietary phenylalanine should be restricted. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Paired breath samples (pre and post) collected in Meretek kit bags and must be submitted together. Follow instructions provided with kit. TRANSPORT CONTAINER: Capped blue and pink bags. Bags may leak if cap is not attached. Keep each pair of breath samples together reusing the plastic kit pouch provided.
Transport Temperature:
  • ROOM TEMPERATURE
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 7 days
Methodology:
  • Infra-red Spectrophotometry (IR)
CPT Code:
  • 83013
Reject Criteria:
  • Specimen types other than BreathTek™ UBiT® bags • Specimens from patients <18 years old
Reference Range:
  • NOT DETECTED
Report Available:
  • 2 DAYS

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