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Epic Code LAB572 Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori), Breath Test

Important Note

Please review patient prep instructions, as there are restrictions on food, drink and medication prior to testing.

Breath test will be accepted in the outpatient labs* until 15 minutes to close. For a list of locations and hours please visit:

*United Hospital Lab (Greenville): Currently this test may not be collected at the United Belding draw site, the United MSC draw site or the United Canadian Lakes draw site. Please refer patients to United Hospital Lab draw site

Test Name Alias

H. pylori Breath Test | H pylori | POC | Urea Breath Test | 3013 | IDkit Hp

Interface Order Alias


Quick Collect


Clinical Information

Limitation of the Test: The performance characteristics for persons under the age of three have not been established for this test.


The H. pylori test may produce false negative results if a patient has been taking antibiotics, PPIs or bismuth compounds within 14 days of performing the test.




Pediatric Testing Option for for H pylori

American College of Gastroenterology Guideline

Meridian Bioscience Resource Center (for physicians)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Breath
Container/Tube: BreathID Collection kit
Minimum Volume: Bag of ’’breath’’ must be full
Collection Instructions:

  • Do not collect this specimen on patients under the age of 3 years old.
  • See kit instructions for collection.

link: Patient Preparation Information

link: Quick Guide: H. pylori Breath Test Instructions English

link: Quick Guide: H. pylori Breath Test Instructions Spanish

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

Performed at Ada Outpatient Laboratory, collected at any outpatient facility.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 7 days

Laboratory Retention: Not Applicable

Test Frequency

Testing performed Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm with same day TAT except on weekends.

Reference Range


Reference ranges not established for patients under 3 years old

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Ada Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


Infrared Spectrophotometry (SP)


83014, 83013

CDM Code

3018301401, 3018301301

Epic Test ID



H.pylori C Urea Breath Test: 29891-9

Mayo Access Code


Reviewed Date


Updated Date

12/7/2023 - Instructions sheet and Resources updated