Test directory: H. pylori Breath Test

Ordering Code461
Test NameH. pylori Breath Test
AliasHelicobacter pylori Breath Test
UBT Breath Test
Preferred SpecimenBreath
Preferred ContainerSpecial Collection Kit provided by manufacturer
Optimum VolumeEntire Specimen
Collection Instructions*** Collected only at the following DLS patient service centers:
On Oahu: Kailua, Kalihi, Kapolei, Pearlridge, QMC Punchbowl
POB II, QMC West POB, QMC Punchbowl POB I
Neighbor Islands: Hilo-4 (Ponahawai Big Island), Waimea (Big
Island), Kona-2 (Hualalai Big Island), Kauai-1 (Lihue),
Maui-2 (Kahului) and Molokai (Kaunakakai)
See: https://dlslab.com/locations/ for addresses and hours of operation. ***
Follow kit protocol
Sample collection Precautions and Patient Preparations: * The patient should have fasted at least one hour before administering the solution. The patient should not have taken antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors or bismuth preparations within two weeks prior to administering the test
* Remind the patient that the Citrica contains 84mg of phenylalanine per packet of Citrica Powder
Phenylketonurics restrict dietary phenylalanine
* Post treatment monitoring of H. pylori should be performed after at least six weeks of treatment for H. pylori infection. Earlier assessment may give false results
* Safety and effectiveness in patients under the age of 3 years have not been established
* Data is insufficient for recommending the use of this test on patients with total or partial gastrectomy
* Data is insufficient to recommend the use of this test on pregnant and lactating women
* A correlation between the number of H. pylori organisms in the stomach and the BreathID test results has not been established.
Handling InstructionsKeep sample at room temperature.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 7 Days
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Specimen not at ambient temperature, Specimen received in other collection containers, Gel barrier tube.
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyIsotopic CO2 measurement

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
H. pylori Breath TestALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE