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Test Code LAB572 Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori), Breath Test

Important Note

Please review patient prep instructions, as there are restrictions on food, drink and medication prior to testing.

Test Name Alias

H. pylori Breath Test | H pylori | POC | Urea Breath Test | 3013

Clinical Information

Limitation of the Test: The performance characteristics for persons under the age of three have not been established for this test.


The H. pylori test may produce false negative results if a patient has been taking antibiotics, PPIs or bismuth compounds within 14 days of performing the test.




Pediatric Testing Option for BreathTek UBT for H pylori

American College of Gastroenterology Guideline

BreathTek Resource Center (for physicians)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Breath
Container/Tube: BreathTek UBT Collection kit
Minimum Volume: Bag of ’’breath’’ must be full
Collection Instructions:

  • Do not collect this specimen on patients under the age of 3 years old.
  • See kit instructions for collection.

link: BreathTek Resource Center (for patients)

link: Patient Preparation Information

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

Performed at Bradford Laboratory, collected at any outpatient facility.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 7 days

Laboratory Retention: Not Applicable

Test Frequency

Testing performed Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm with same day TAT except on weekends.

Reference Range


Reference ranges not established for patients under 3 years old

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Bradford Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


Infrared Spectrophotometry (SP)


83013, 83014

CDM Code

4058993, 4058992

Epic Test ID


Interface Order Alias


Mayo Access Code



H.pylori C Urea Breath Test: 29891-9

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