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How to Prepare for an H. Pylori Breath Test in NJ

During an H. pylori breath test, samples of exhaled breath are collected so that the isotopic carbon in the exhaled carbon dioxide can be measured. If your doctor determines that this type of breath test is needed, there are certain steps you will need to follow in order to prepare.

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Preparation Instructions for an H. Pylori Breath Test

Please follow the steps below before your H. pylori breath test at Digestive Healthcare Center. Our physicians will gladly answer any questions you have before the test. 

  1. You SHOULD be finished with all antibiotics and Pepto Bismol ONE month prior to the test.
  2. The following medications should be STOPPED two weeks prior to the test unless otherwise specified by your physician:
  • Nexium
  • Priolosec (Omeprazole)
  • Prevacid (Lansoprazole)
  • Aciphex
  • Dexilant
  • Protonix (Pantoprazole)
  • Carafate
  1. You SHOULD NOT have anything to eat or drink SIX hours prior to the test.

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H. Pylori Breath Testing at Digestive Healthcare Center

There are several different kinds of breath tests. Your physician at Digestive Healthcare Center will ensure that you have the proper preparation instructions so that the test can be performed properly and with accurate results. To learn more about the procedures we offer at our gastroenterology centers in NJ or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

About Telemedicine Visits

We are proud to offer telemedicine care to patients throughout NJ, allowing patients to consult with one of our expert gastroenterologists via a two-way video call. Setting up and completing a telemedicine visit is extremely simple, and all you need to do to get started is give one of our offices a call or contact us by filling out a form.