H. Pylori Overview
Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori), a common, persistent infection, can live in the stomach for many years. The infection affects two-thirds of the world’s population and is a major cause of peptic ulcer disease. Its presence also increases your risk of gastritis and stomach cancer.
The H. pylori breath test is a quick and simple test to test for this infection. During an office exam, you will be asked to provide a baseline breath sample, then drink a Pranactin®-Citric drug solution, which will help detect signs of H. pylori infection. After waiting 15 minutes, we will have you provide a second breath sample.