H. Pylori Breath Test

Infection with Helicobacter Pylori is one of the world's most common human bacterial infections and can be a factor in a wide range of stomach problems including gastritis and others.

We can now arrange in-house testing for H. Pylori if this is suspected by the GP by doing a Urea Breath Test.

This is a very simple non-invasive procedure that basically involves blowing into a bag. The test is sent to our laboratory partner and we have results back in 5 to 7 days.

The cost of this prodecure is €130 and must be booked in advance.

If you are attending for this test, or think you would like to have the test performed you must meet the following criteria.

  • Patient must have fasted for 6 hours prior to the test
  • Patient must not have taken any antibiotic for at least 4 weeks prior to the test.
  • Patient must not have taken any PPI (proton pump inhibitor) What is This? tablets for at least 14 days.
  • Patient must not have taken any peptic ulcer treatments (H2 Antagonists) What is This? for at least 4 days prior to the test.

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