Urea breath test

What is Urea breath test?

The urea breath test is a rapid diagnostic procedure used to identify infections by Helicobacter pylori, a spiral bacterium implicated in gastritis, gastric ulcer, and peptic ulcer disease. It is based upon the ability of H. pylori to convert urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide.

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I have severe acidity for 3 years now. Had a pylokit dose in 2012 and was relieved for 7/8 months. No other medicine ever worked. Can I take...

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Can take if urea breath test is positive.

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Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. Pylokit...

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Hey doctor,

I've been adviced that I have to take a urea breath test for H.plylori(UBT) by my doctor for my chronic acid reflux symptons, but I...

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Please see the detailed answer below.

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Hello! I have been through your question.

Related your concern you should know...

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I have been having the following symptoms;
-upper abdominal pain
-upper back pain
-passing gas (sometimes)
-heart burn, acid reflux

Based on my...

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Brief Answer:
urea breath test(UBT) is the most recommended test to detect H.pylori

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thanks for posting query @HCM.

urea breath...

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