Helicobacter Pylori breath test
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|Test||Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test|
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This test is a measure of current, as opposed to past, infection with helicobacter pylori bacterium. It is useful to monitor whether or not eradication therapy has been effective.
If the result of this test is positive, you need eradication therapy which has to be prescribed by your GP/physician.
It is possible that H. pylori is a risk factor for arterial disease - see Arteriosclerosis - what causes it and how to prevent it - another good reason for getting rid of it!
This test is performed on a breath sample.
The kit for this test includes 4 sample tubes, set of labels and an instructions booklet, and an addressed envelope for sending the sample to the laboratory.
To complete the test: fast for at least 6 hours before starting the test. Collect 4 samples of breath, i.e. 2 samples after fasting and 2 samples after drinking 200ml orange juice and C-urea solution provided with the kit: Follow carefully the
instructions enclosed with the test kit - they are excellent. In particular, make sure that your name and date of birth are clearly marked on the tubes. Check that your details are correctly entered in the information booklet. Please, make sure that the information booklet is sent along with the samples. Post in the enclosed envelope on a week-day to: INFAI UK Ltd, Innovation Centre, Science Park, University Road, Heslington, York YO1 5BR. Please also send your GP's details so I can write to him/her with the result and suggestions for management. Please also send me any diagnoses you may already have.
NB PLEASE NOTE THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR THE LETTER TO GP FOR NON-PATIENTS.