The physicians at Atlantic Digestive Specialists can conduct a simple breath test to accurately determine the presence of an active infection with Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria associated with peptic ulcer disease, and stomach cancer.
Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori) is a bacteria found in the inner lining of the stomach that causes chronic inflammation. H.Pylori has been associated with several health conditions, including peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. During the test, you will breathe normally through a nasal breathing cannula.
- You will be instructed not to eat or drink one hour before the test.
- You will be connected to a nasal breath cannula attached to a Breath Analyzer.
- After measuring a baseline sample, you will be given a 5-ounce solution to drink.
- If H.Pylori is present, CO2 will be released into the bloodstream and carried to your lungs where it will be released and electronically analyzed if H.Pylori is present.
Testing time is about 10 minutes.
At Atlantic Digestive Specialists you will benefit from the personal care and technologically advanced procedures performed by our leading, board-certified gastroenterologists. Contact us for more information about the Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori) Breath Test.