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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

The casual relationship between H. pylori and chronic active gastritis, duodenal ulcers, and gastric ulcers is well documented. The UBT(R) test us a non-invasive, non-radioactive method for detecting urease activity associated with H. pylori infection.

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.

This test can only be performed on specimens from patients >3 years
old.

Patients 3-17 years of age: gender, height, weight, and age must
be provided on the pediatric UHR card included in the BreathTek(TM)
UBT collection kit.
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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