Specimen Requirements

Title

HELICOBACTER PYLORI (HPI) UREA BREATH TEST

Specimen Requirement

BreathlD®Hp IDkit HP™ Two Collection Kit
Paired breath samples (pre and post) collected in BreathlD®Hp IDkit HP™ Two Collection Kit bags must be submitted together. Follow instructions provided with kit.

Patient should fast one hour before collection of baseline breath sample. Citrica Powder contains a small amount of aspartame sweetener. Test may not be suitable for patients with phenylketonuria whose dietary phenylalanine should be restricted. Use of antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth preparations within two weeks prior to administering the BreathlD®Hp IDkit HP™ Two Collection Kit may cause a false negative result. However, a positive result is still valid.

Test can only be collected from patients 3 years old or greater.

Methodology

Molecular Correlation Spectrometry

Stability

Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: Unacceptable, Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2-4 days, Performed Mon-Fri

Clinical Use

The urea breath test can be used to aid in the diagnosis of H pylori infection. The test can also be used to assess therapy when it is administered more than a month after completion of therapy.

Test Code

HPIBT