†It is recommended that antibiotics, PPIs, or bismuth preparations should not be taken within 2 weeks prior to administering BreathTek UBT.
If PPIs are used within 2 weeks of BreathTek UBT testing, false negative test results may occur and the test should be repeated 2 weeks after discontinuation of a PPI treatment. A positive result for a patient on a PPI could be considered positive and be acted upon.
Nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States have H. pylori.4
Everhart JE, Kruszon-Moran D, Perez-Perez GI, Tralka TS, McQuillan G. Seroprevalence and ethnic differences in Helicobacter pylori infection among adults in the United States. J Infect Dis. 2000;181(4):1359-1363.
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