Indications

  • Detection of gastric urease as an aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection in the human stomach and/or duodenum.
  • Evaluation for H. pylori due to abnormal results on related studies.

Contraindications

The following may give false-negative results.
  • Antibiotics within the last 30 days.
  • Bismuth: Pepto-Bismol® within the last 30 days.
  • Sucralfate within the last 14 days.
  • Nonfasting: Patient should be NPO for 6 hours before test.
  • Proton pump inhibitors within the last 14 days.