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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 146-148

Study on urea breath test a tool for Helicobacter pylori infection


1 Radiation Safety Systems Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Medical Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Labelled Compounds Programme, Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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R V Kolekar
Labelled Compounds Programme, Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology, BARC Vashi Complex, Navi Mumbai - 400 705, Mumba
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-0464.194958

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Urea breath test (UBT) is commonly used diagnostic test for detecting the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach. The patient undergoing the UBT ingests one microcurie of urea capsule containing labeled carbon-14. After ingestion of the capsule, the patient blows into a trapping solution. H. pylori bacteria in the stomach releases enzyme urease which breaks urea capsule to release carbon dioxide tagged with carbon-14 in the exhaled breath. Carbon-14 in the trapping solution is counted in liquid scintillation counter. In this study, 261 patients suspected of H. pylori infection had undergone UBT. It was found that 52% of the patients tested positive for H. pylori infection. No significant difference observed between various age groups. There was no statistically significant difference between the infection rates in males and females.


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