The 14C‐urea breath‐test for the detection of gastric Campylobacter pylori infection (for editorial comment, see page 426; see also page 431)

@article{Surveyor1989The1B,
  title={The 14C‐urea breath‐test for the detection of gastric Campylobacter pylori infection (for editorial comment, see page 426; see also page 431)},
  author={I. Surveyor and C. Goodwin and B. Mullan and E. Geelhoed and J. Warren and R. J. Murray and T. Waters and C. Sanderson},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={1989},
  volume={151}
}
  • I. Surveyor, C. Goodwin, +5 authors C. Sanderson
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
  • A breath‐test has been developed for the detection of gastric infection with Campylobacter pylori. Urea that is labelled with carbon 14 is administered to a fasting patient and the patient's breath is sampled for radioactivity over the following 30 minutes. If C. pylori is present in the patient's stomach, urease activity causes hydrolysis of the urea and the 14C is absorbed as carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide enters the patient's bicarbonate pool and eventually is excreted in the breath… CONTINUE READING
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