Helikit®, a 13C breath test is used for the detection of H. pylori bacterium.
Features and Benefits
Helikit® is a non-invasive, non-radioactive and convenient breath test kit for the diagnosis of H. pylori. Helikit® is safe to be used on children over the age of 6.
Overview of Test Administration
Step-by-step guide to Helikit® administration :
- The patient exhales a normal breath sample into the reference labeled tube.
- The 13C substrate is then consumed.
- After 30 minutes, the patient exhales a second breath sample into the second sample tube.
- The two tubes are then analyzed by an isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS).