13C Urea Breath Test
To prepare for the test, the patient will need to:
Fast for eight hours prior to the test – no food / water.
Teeth may be brushed but abstain from the use of mouthwash on the morning of the test.
The table below contains a full list of medications the patient must abstain from prior to having the breath test:
|Medication||Example||Time Period off Meds|
|Triple Therapy – Eradication Therapy||2/3 months|
|Antibiotics||7 full days|
|Antacids||Gaviscon, Rennie, Andrews, Bisodol, Motilium||3 full days|
|Proton Pump Inhibitors||Nexium, Protium, Zoton, Pariet, Losec/Losamel||7 full days|
|H2 Blocker||Tagamet, Zantac, Ranopine, Pepcid, Pinamet||3 full days|
Please download Patient Guide Brochure her: A Patient’s Guide to 13C Urea Breath Test