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H. Pylori Urea Breath Test


Helicobacter pylori, Urea Breath Test – Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative microaerophilic curved bacillus with an affinity for human gastric mucosa. H. pylori has been identified as an important pathogen in the upper GI tract. The casual relationship between H. pylori and chronic active gastritis, duodenal ulcers, and gastric ulcers has been well documented. BreathTek™ UBiT® for H. pylori is a non-invasive, non radioactive method for detecting urease activity associated with H. pylori infection. This test offers 95.2% sensitivity and 89.7% specificity compared with endoscopic methods. Synonyms: Breath Test, UBiT, Urea Breath Test, H. pylori

Infrared Spectrophotometry
Specimen Required

BT. Human breath: Paired breath samples (pre and post) collected in BreathTek™ UBT Collection Kit bags and must be submitted together. Follow instructions provided with kit. This test can only be performed on specimens from patients, >17 years old. Stability: Room temperature – 7 days, Refrigerated – Unacceptable, Frozen Unacceptable

CPT Code(s)
83013, CPT Code is subject to a Medicare Limited Coverage Policy and may require a signed ABN when ordering.