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Urea Breath Test Infrared (UBIT™)Message
Patient must be off antibiotics, proton-pump inhibitors; (ie. Prilosec™, Nexium™, Protonix™, Aciphex™, and Bismuth) preparations two weeks prior to administration of test.
Human Breath: Paired breath samples (pre and post) collected in Meretek Kit bags and must be submitted together. Follow instructions provided with kit.
Patient preparation: Patient should fast one hour before collection of baseline breath sample. Patient must be off antibiotics, proton-pump inhibitors; (ie. 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. The test can only be performed on specimens from patients greater than 18 years old.
Capped Blue and Pink Breath Tek™ UBIT™ UBT collection bags
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Room Temperature = 7 days
Refrigerated = unacceptable
Frozen = unacceptable
Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Reject specimen types other than Breath Tek bags. Reject specimens on patients younger than 18 years old. Refrigerated and/or frozen specimen.
Monday - Friday
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 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. It is FDA approved to confirm cure and offers 95.2% sensitivity and 89.7% specificity compared with endoscopic methods.