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Test ID UBT Helicobacter pylori Breath Test

Useful For

Diagnostic testing for Helicobacter pylori infection in patients suspected to have active H pylori infection or for monitoring response to therapy

Method Name

Infrared Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reporting Name

H. pylori C Urea Breath Test

Specimen Type

Breath

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation:

1. Fasting 1 hour.

2. Patients should not have taken bismuth/Tritec, antibiotics, proton-pump inhibitors (eg, Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, and Nexium) or Pepto-Bismol for 2 weeks prior to testing. If these instructions are not followed, test results may be inaccurate.

3. Histamine 2-receptor antagonists (H[2]RAs) such as Pepcid, Tagamet, Axid, or Zantac should be discontinued for 24 to 48 hours before the BreathTek UBT test is administered. If these instructions are not followed, test results may be inaccurate.

4. Carafate (sucralfate) does not interfere with the test. Use of antacids does not affect the accuracy of this assay.

Supplies: H. Pylori Breath Kit (T375: fees apply)

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not collect if patient is <3 years old.

2. Follow instructions included with kit.

Specimen Minimum Volume

Bag of ’’breath’’ must be full

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Breath Ambient 7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Sunday through Friday; 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83013

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
UBT H. pylori C Urea Breath Test 29891-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
81590 H. pylori C Urea Breath Test 29891-9

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).

Testing Algorithm

See Helicobacter pylori Diagnostic Algorithm in Special Instructions

Necessary Information

For patients between 3 and 17 years old, complete the Pediatric UHR Calculation Information card: http://www.breathtek.com/assets/web/pdf/pediatric-card.pdf

Advisory Information

An alternative test for the diagnosis of active Helicobacter pylori infection in patients is the HPSA / Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Feces, which requires a different collection.