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).

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 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 https://www.breathtekhcp.com/sites/g/files/qhldwo2741/files/pdf_hcp/ped… for a copy of the information card. 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
NY State Approved