Helicobacter pylori C-14 urea sputum test

People infected with helicobacter are at a significantly increased risk of developing certain digestive diseases, from gastritis to diseases such as gastric and duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer. Of course, not everyone infected with helicobacter becomes ill - this is determined by factors such as time, environmental influences or even the patient's genetic make-up. And recent research has shown that Helicobacter pylori infection in children can also cause developmental delay and reduced performance. Helicobacter pylori is relatively easy and simple to screen for, so it is advisable to check your own infection, especially if you have a history of digestive tract problems or a family history of stomach and duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer. There are several methods of screening for helicobacter infection, the most common being the non-invasive C14 urea-breath helicobacter test. Helicobacter is not only easy to screen for, but also curable. To eradicate the bacterium, a course of medication of about one to two weeks is necessary, and a doctor will decide whether it is justified. As the course of treatment includes antibiotics and other drugs, the prescription must also be made by a doctor.

Presentation of the study

Endomedix is a specialist in helicobacter screening, having screened around 1,500 patients by summer 2013. The quick and painless C14-urea breath test can easily detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria. The test takes about 30 minutes. The first step of the test is to take a capsule labelled with a C14 isotope, and after waiting 10-20 minutes, patients exhale into a breathing card, which is analysed by an instrument, so patients are informed of the test results within minutes. If the suspicion of a helicobacter infection is confirmed, our colleagues will be happy to arrange an appointment for a gastroenterology consultation, where you can discuss the course of treatment with your specialist. Come in for our C14 Helicobacter test if you have unclear stomach symptoms, a history of stomach or duodenal ulcers, or a family history of stomach cancer.

What to know about the test

The test can be done by anyone, but 4 hours before the test, the patient is not allowed to eat, only clean water is allowed. Water should not be consumed for 1 hour before the procedure. Smoking and chewing gum are prohibited. Tooth brushing is only possible with clean water and without toothpaste. If you have been treated with antibiotics, you should wait at least 4 weeks after the end of treatment before having the test, and 5 days if you are taking antacid medication (antacid medication means, for example, H2-receptor blockers or proton pump blockers).

Settlement also to a health fund account

The fee for the examination can of course also be charged to your health insurance account - our colleagues will be happy to provide you with more details. Visit Find a list of health insurance providers affiliated with Endomedix here. For more details, please call our number (+36 1 413 2500) or contact us online.

Related studies

If you have unclear stomach and abdominal symptoms or if the examination confirms Helicobacter pylori infection, we strongly recommend that you consult one of our specialist gastroenterologists gastroenterology consultation for the purposes of. Endomedix is the leading private provider of gastroenterology in the country, and our centres are located in many parts of the country.

Helicobacter pylori C-14 urea sputum testavailable at the following centres

Our doctors who carry out this test

Book an appointment with us!

You can make appointments at our centres in Budapest, Debrecen, Dombóvár, Miskolc, Szolnok and Veszprém on working days, Monday to Friday between 09:00-17:00 by calling (1) 413-2500 or online - some examinations can be booked by appointment! For our centres in Győr, Gyula, Siófok and Mohács, you can make an appointment by phone with your local colleague. Too complicated? See phone book or request a call back!

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Settlement also to a health fund account

The fee for the examination can of course also be charged to your health insurance account - our colleagues will be happy to provide you with more details. Visit You can find a list of health insurance providers affiliated with Endomedix here.

For more details, please contact us (+36 1 413 2500) or contact us online.