13C-Urea breath test threshold calculation and evaluation for the detection of Helicobacter pylori infection in children

BACKGROUND The 13C-urea breath test (UBT) is performed in adults and children with epigastric pain for non-invasively diagnosing a suspected H. pylori infection. Criteria for UBT interpretation have not been generally agreed on and test reliability has not been established in children of different ages. This study aimed at identifying reliable UBT… CONTINUE READING