DIGESTMED MEDICAL CLINIC

Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test

Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test The Helicobacter Pylori Respiratory Test is a non-invasive respiratory test to verify the existence of Helicobacter Pylori. This bacteria infects the lining of the stomach and duodenum, resisting in an extremely acidic environment. Helicobacter Pylori infection is the most common infection in the world, being the main cause of gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, and is also an important risk factor for the development of gastric cancer.

Statistics on the importance of the Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test

1 in 2 people suffer from an infection with Helicobacter Pylori bacteria

1 out of 5 patients under 40 years of age have been identified with this infection

10% of stomach cancers are caused by this bacteria

Advantages of the test 

The duration of the test is only 15 minutes, this is a procedure that does not cause patient discomfort, it is painless, noninvasive and does not require the ingestion of radioactive isotopes. The Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test is recommended for any person, even children and pregnant women, and the accuracy of the test is clinically proven.

How is the test performed

The Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test is performed using a breathing device and is connected to an indicator tube that is sensitive to breathing ammonia. Testing is done in two parts. In the first part of the test, the patient has to breathe for 6 minutes in the indicator tube in order to establish the basic level of ammonia in the breath. In the second part of the test, the patient drinks a solution containing water and urea C12, then he will breathe for 6 minutes inside the indicator tube to determine the test value. If Helicobacter Pylori is present in the stomach, the urea splits into ammonia and carbon dioxide. Ammonia is absorbed from the stomach into the blood and then exhaled through the lungs in the breath. The exhaled air passes through an indicator tube that turns in the presence of ammonia.

Test procedure

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Insert the tube into the mouth and breathe normally for 6 minutes. Saliva does not have to penetrate the tube. If the saliva accumulates in the oral cavity, remove the tube, swallow it and then reinsert it into your mouth.

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After 6 minutes remove the tube from the mouth, drink the solution containing water and C12 urea and rinse the mouth with clean water.

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Reintroduce the tube into the mouth and breathe normally for 6 minutes. Also, saliva should not penetrate the tube, otherwise the test should be stopped and waiting for an hour to repeat the procedure with a new tube.

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After the three steps are performed correctly, the test is handed over to the specialist for interpreting the results obtained during the procedure.

Conditions for testing

1. The test must be performed on empty stomach. Do not eat or drink water before testing. If you have eaten, you will need to wait for 12 hours before testing, time during which you must not eat. The last meal before testing should be "light" and you should avoid foods such as meat, fish or mushrooms;
2. The test should be done 4-6 weeks after any antibiotic treatment. The test should be performed 2 weeks after the last dose of antisecretory, anti-inflammatory, acidic gastric acid secretion inhibitors (proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers), bismuth or analgesics;
3. Do not consume hard alcohol 3 days before testing;
4. Vegetables (such as peas, beans, lentils, soy) should be avoided 3 days before testing;
5. Do not chew gum on the day of testing;
6. It is recommended to refrain from smoking 3 hours before testing. You need to wash your teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly after you have smoked;
7. Wash your teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly before testing.

DigestMed Clinic

DigestMed is a privately-owned medical clinic primarily involved in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases and performs medical work at the highest European standards. DigestMed provides patients with a range of services including gastroenterology, hepatology and digestive endoscopy, endocrinology and psychiatry.

DigestMed provides consultations in Gastroenterology in contract with CNAS.

WHY DIGESTMED?

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We perform in a pleasant and welcoming environment and put a special emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, providing our patients with complete safety, comfort and medical services at a high-quality standard.

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Each and every patient is important to us and we strive to respect the appointment time. However, the planned time may be offset due to cases that may require more detailed investigations than planned at the time of scheduling.

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In each specialized section of the DigestMed clinic, our patients are informed about the investigations they are about to perform and their questions and concerns about their health status will promptly be answered .

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DigestMed will provide you with a medical team composed of professional physicians with high expertise in the field, who, following the performed investigations, offer the patients a fast and efficient treatment, specific to the needs they meet.

The Medical Team

DigestMed offers you a team of physicians with extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of digestive diseases. Our physicians are open to communication with the patients and work with you in order to develop an optimal therapeutic strategy according to your expectations and your health.

At DigestMed your health is our goal, which is why our team is ready to answer your requests and provide you with assistance in dealing with your health problems. DigestMed Clinic provides you with a quick consultation service if your health problems require urgent assessment and treatment. We also offer the possibility to make an online appointment by completing the form on the DigestMed website.

Elena Ciupercă

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Elena Ciupercă is a Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology. She has competence in general ultrasound and digestive diagnostic endoscopy. She participated in numerous national and international specialized congresses and courses in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Consultations can be provided in Romanian or English.

Tudor Arbănaș

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology and Assistant Professor

Tudor Arbănaș, Gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor, is a collaborator of our clinic and works at Elias University Emergency Hospital. He has competence in general ultrasound and digestive diagnostic endoscopy. He is a Doctor of Medical Sciences, author and co-author of 6 specialized books, 12 published articles and 50 papers presented at national and international congresses. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English, French or Italian.

Adelina Popescu

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Adelina Popescu, Specialist in Gastroenterology, has competence in diagnostic and therapeutic digestive endoscopy and in abdominal ultrasound. She participated in numerous national and international congresses in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Consultations can be provided in Romanian or English.

Carmen Ruxandra Posoiu

Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Carmen Ruxandra Posoiu is a collaborator of our clinic, Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology, with competence in ultrasound and digestive endoscopy. She participated in numerous national and international specialized congresses and courses in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English or Spanish.

Florica Năftănăilă - Mali

Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine, Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Florica Năftănăilă-Mali is a collaborator of our clinic, Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine, Specialist in Gastroenterology. Until 2017 she held the position of Director of Research and Development at the National Aeronautical and Space Medicine Institute. She has competence in general ultrasound and digestive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Consultations can be provided in Romanian or English.

Elena-Bianca Istratie

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Elena-Bianca Istratie is a Specialist in Gastroenterology. She has competence in digestive diagnostic endoscopy. She participated in numerous national congresses and courses of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pancreatology. Areas of interest: native abdominal ultrasound with contrast and Eco endoscopy. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English or French.

Monica-Adriana Stana

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Monica-Adriana Stana, a Specialist in Gastroenterology, has competence in digestive diagnostic endoscopy. She participated in numerous national and international congresses in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Areas of interest: native abdominal and contrast substance ultrasound. Consultations can be provided in Romanian or English.

Valeriu Stog

Specialist in Gastroenterology

Dr. Valeriu Stog is a collaborator of our clinic, Specialist in Gastroenterology, ultrasound competence, digestive endoscopy, proctology and digestive oncology. Consultations can be provided in Romanian, English, French or Russian.

Modern Equipment

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Quality investigation means quality device and an experienced physician. The clinic is equipped with modern, state-of-the-art equipment according to European standards of hygiene and health and professional equipment - we have a Siemens Acuson X150 ultrasound and a Pentax endoscopy line. We are using the best medical equipment to ensure that the services we are offering to our patients are perfectly suited to your needs.

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Fees list - Helicobacter Pylori Respiratory Test

DigestMed provides medical services settled by the following private insurance companies:

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HELICOBACTER PYLORI RESPIRATORY TEST

HELICOBACTER PYLORI RESPIRATORY TEST + INTERPRETATION

Our clinic is located in Bucharest, sector 6.

You can reach us by using the following public transport means: METRO : M3 Lujerului TRAM : 41 Bd. Uverturii station, BUS : 178 Teatrul Masca station; 106, 136, 236, 336 Piata Veteranilor station, TROLLEYBUS : 61, 62 Piata Veteranilor station

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