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Urea Breath Test

Urea Breath Test

The urea breath test is a simple and reliable test used to detect helicobacter pylori infection.
Urea Breath Test - Liv Hospital

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that multiplies by settling in the stomach or small intestine (duodenum) mucosa in humans and is known to be associated with a wide range of stomach diseases ranging from gastritis, gastric-duodenal ulcer, stomach cancer and lymphoma, through the reactions of the infected person's defense system. Therefore, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of treatment response are important.

Urea Breath Test at Liv Hospital


At Liv Hospital, the urea breath test is a procedure managed by specialist physicians. During the test, the patient arrives having fasted the night before. Next, a breath test is performed while containing a special urea solution. If the stomach bacteria H. pylori is present, this bacteria breaks down the urea solution and infection can be detected by measuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) released through breathing.

Urea breath testing is a non-invasive method and generally provides a comfortable and safe experience for the patient. Test results are evaluated to provide information about stomach and digestive system health and can help create appropriate treatment plans.