A Convenient and Easy Test

Diagnostic tests can sometimes be painful, messy, or time consuming. When our health care providers suggest that we have some kind of testing done, we don’t always know if there are other options available to us. When trying to rule out H. pylori infection as a source of your stomach symptoms, there is a test that is easy and convenient.

BreathTek® UBT for H. pylori can identify an active infection in your stomach.

During the test, you simply breathe into a small collection bag to capture a base sample of your breath. Then, after drinking a specially formulated drug solution, you breathe into another collection bag. If there is an infection, the bacteria break the solution down into gasses that are measured in your exhaled breath.

BreathTek UBT is always administered by a health care professional in an office or a lab, as ordered by a licensed health care professional, and only takes about 20 minutes.

BreathTek UBT can help you feel confident that you’re cured after treatment.

After you are diagnosed with an H. pylori infection and are treated, you can discuss taking the test again to ensure that the infection has been cured. This is especially important to reduce the chances that your stomach symptoms return because the bacteria may be resistant to your current treatment.1

Test

Test

Treat

Treat

Wait 4 Weeks

Wait 4 Weeks

Test Again

Test Again

Ask your doctor about BreathTek UBT if you:

  • Experience stomach issues like burning, bloating, and belching
    • Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, bad breath, gnawing pain, passing gas, or loss of appetite
  • Have been diagnosed with an ulcer or have a history of ulcers
  • Have a family history of or have had stomach cancer in the past
  • Live in an area that has a higher concentration of H. pylori infection

Don’t let your stomach symptom culprit get away! Prepare for your next appointment by answering a few questions in our Appointment Preparation Guide and then discuss them with your doctor so you can rule out the H. pylori suspect.

References
1
Chey WD, Wong BCY; Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology. American College of Gastroenterology guideline on the management of Helicobacter pylori infection. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007;102(8):1808-1825. http://s3.gi.org/physicians/guidelines/ManagementofHpylori.pdf. Accessed Oct 10, 2014.

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