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Name of Test
H. pylori Breath Test
Alternate Names
Helicobacter pylori breath test
SoftLab Order Code
Epic Order Name
H. pylori Breath Test
Epic Order ID
In house
Additional Test Information
Collection kits are available from Specimen management.
Collection may be performed at any WakeMed outpatient facility.
Sample Type
Breath test kit
Collection Container
One blue sample bag labeled "baseline" and one "post ingestion" (gray) sample bag
Collecting Volume
One pre- and one post-ingestion breath sample
Storage or Stability
Causes For Rejection
Rubber banding the bags, no cap on breath bag, placing heavy items on bags may force air out
Patient Preparation
The patient should fast for at least one hour prior to testing
Not Available STAT
Batched once daily Monday - Saturday
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