Update Type: Test Methodology Changed
Test Updated: 09/22/2021
Test Overview
Test Methodology

Infrared Spectrophotometry

Test Usage

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

Reference Range *

Negative (reported as positive or negative).

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Sunday -Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
H. pylori Breath Test
  • Pylori, Helicobacter Urea Breath Test
  • H. pylori Urea Breath Test
  • UBT
  • H. pylori C Urea Breath Test
Reference Laboratory
Mayo UBT (81590)
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect breath samples from a fasting patient using the Meridian Breath ID Specimen Collection Kit. Mix the (13)C-urea tablet. Dissolve the Citrica and the (13) C-Urea tablet in 150-200 mL of tap water in the provided drinking cup. Close the lid firmly using both hands, Place fingers on lid and shake thoroughly for a few minutes until the Citrica powder and the urea tablet are completely dissolved. Specimens will not be accepted for patients <3 years old.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens will not be accepted for patients less than 3 years old.
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories. Note that the fee for this test includes charges for the collection kit.

CPT Code
Fee Code