13C-urea breath test

The 13C-urea breath test determines the presence of the Helicobacter pylori infection.

Today we know that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (HP) causes chronic inflammation of the stomach lining (chronic gastritis), which contributes to the development of ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, as well as increases the risk of carcinogenicity, or the development of gastric cancer. Successful eradication of the bacteria may promote complete recovery in patients with chronic gastric or duodenal ulcers.

How does the test look like?

Preparing for the test

At Diagnostic Centre Bled, the mentioned examination is performed on referral or as self-pay.  More >>