Why use the urea breath test?
The urea breath test is a non-invasive, fast, and extremely accurate (95% sensitivity and specificity) means for testing for the presence of active H. pylori infection.
Peer reviews consistently rank the urea breath test as the best method to detect H. pylori infection for differential diagnosis of peptic ulcer disease and chronic active gastritis.
The test is also ideal for monitoring therapeutic outcomes and confirmation of cure.
What are the symptoms of H. pylori Infection?
The initial sign of peptic ulcer disease is an upset stomach. The epigastric pain is often described as burning or gnawing that goes through to the back.
Pain comes several hours after a meal when the stomach is empty and is often worse at night.
The epigastric pain lasts from a few minutes to several hours and may be relieved by food, antacids or vomiting.
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