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Where can I get an h. Pylori breath test at? Is it better than blood testing?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: At your local doctor

H. Pylori testing must be ordered by a licensed practitioner. It is not a better test, it is a different test.
The breath test indicates the presence of urease splitting organisms ( that is h. Pylori ) whereas the blood test detects antibodies to h. Pylori which may not actually be present in the body. Two different tests for two different answers.

In brief: At your local doctor

H. Pylori testing must be ordered by a licensed practitioner. It is not a better test, it is a different test.
The breath test indicates the presence of urease splitting organisms ( that is h. Pylori ) whereas the blood test detects antibodies to h. Pylori which may not actually be present in the body. Two different tests for two different answers.
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