Days Set Up
Sunday -Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

MiChart Code
H. pylori Breath Test
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Pylori, Helicobacter Urea Breath Test
H. pylori Urea Breath Test
H. pylori C Urea Breath Test

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect breath samples from a fasting patient using the Meretek UBT Breath Test Specimen Collection Kit. The Pranactin drug solution must be taken orally as part of the diagnostic procedure. Patients should not have taken antimicrobials, omeprazole, or bismuth preparations within 2 weeks prior to administering this test. Specimens from patients 3-17 years old must be accompanied by an information card for proper result calculation. Please contact MLabs or see… for a copy of the information card. Specimens will not be accepted for patients <3 years old.

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.