|Test||HELICOBACTER PYLORI BREATH TEST|
|Methodology||Infrared Spectrometry (SP)
NOTE: The Breath Test Collection Kit may be obtained from NorDx with a three-day delay from order to receipt of the kit.
|Description||Recommendations for use of the UBT were recently provided by the Digestive Health Initiative, a joint committee assembled with representatives from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).
These recommendations include the following statements:
This consensus group further specifies that there is no indication to test asymptomatic people and that testing for Helicobacter pylori is only recommended if treatment is planned.
|Specimen||Collect breath specimens from a fasting patient using a Meretek UBT™ Breath Test Specimen Collection Kit (Supply T375) supplied by NorDx. A $75 charge per kit will be charged when supplied, and there will be a 3-day delay from order to receipt of the kit. The charge for performance of the test will be assessed when the test is performed.
|Reference Values||Negative (reported as positive or negative)|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Saturday|