HYDROGEN BREATH TEST FOR HELICOBATER PYLORI
Helicobacter pylor infection is one of the most common bacterial infections. Only complete elimination of the pathogen effectively protects against gastritis and peptic ulcer gastritis and duodenal ulcers. INFAI Helicobacter pylori is a breath test that is used to determine the possibility of gastro-duodenal Helicobacter pylori infection and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. Among non-invasive tests, it is the only method that is effective in indirectly detecting the presence live bacteria. The test consists in the determination of 13C isotope in exhaled air before and after administration of a small. The test consists of a 13C isotope assay in exhaled breath before and after administration of a small amount of liquid (orange or apple juice) containing urea labeled with 13C carbon isotope. If the patient has H. pylori infection, the urea is broken down to produce carbon dioxide present in the exhaled breath sample, which is detected using infrared spectroscopy (NDIR).
PREPARING THE PATIENT FOR SAMPLE COLLECTION:
- It is recommended to perform the test in the morning on an empty stomach, it is also allowed to perform the test 6 hours after the last meal.
- The patient should not be immediately after an endoscopic examination.
- The patient should not be immediately after an endoscopic examination. Patients should not take proton pump inhibitors for 2-5 days before the examination and Proton pump inhibitors for 2-5 days and antibiotics, sulfonamides and bismuth preparations for 6 weeks
- It is advisable to perform several circular hip movements immediately after administration of the diagnostic agent in order to ensure precise contact of the diagnostic agent with the gastric wall
COLLECTION OF TEST MATERIAL:
The kit includes 2 test bags.
The test bag should be filled by the patient with the last possible tidal volume of the lung (the very end of exhalation) – according to the instructions on the bags.