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14839: Helicobacter Pylori, Urea Breath Test Print View
H.pylori,Urea Breath Test IR     

PRIMARY
1 Breath-Baseline 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
2 Breath-Post 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative microaerophilic curved bacillus with an affinity for human gastric mucosa. H. pylori has been identified as an important pathogen in the upper GI tract. The casual relationship between H. pylori and chronic activeri gastritis, duodenal ulcers, and gastric ulcers has been well documented. BreathTek(TM) UBiT(R) for H. pylori is a non-invasive, non-radioactive method for detecting urease activity associated with H. pylori infection. This test offers 95.2 sensitivity and 89.7% 89.7% specificity compared with endoscopic methods.

This test can only be performed on specimens from patients
>17 years old.

Patients 3-17 years of age must use test code 92491 -
Helicobacter pylori, Urea Breath Test, Pediatric.

Human breath: Paired breath samples (pre and post) collected in
BreathTek(TM) UBT COllection Kit bags must be submitted together.
Follow instructions provided with kit.

Patient Preparation:
Patient should fast one hour before collection of baseline breath
sample. Pranactin(R)-Citric contains a small amount of aspartame
sweetener. Test may not be suitable for patients with
phenylketonuria whose dietary phenylalanine should be restricted.

Use of antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth
preparations within two weeks prior to administering the
BreathTek(TM) UBT may cause a false negative result. However,
a positive result is still valid.

Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83013

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Container: Tightly capped blue and pink bags. Bags may leak if cap is not attached. Keep each pair of breath samples together reusing the plastic kit pouch provided.
Specimen Stability:
Refrigerated and Frozen Unacceptable
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Reject criteria: Specimen types other than BreathTek(TM) UBT bags; Specimens from patients <3 years old.






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