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If getting tested for h.Pilori do I have to fast before?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends!

You can get tested for h pylori in one of three ways: via blood, breath or stool.
Blood testing doesn't require fasting but breath test requires fasting as well as other restrictions in 14d prior to exam while stool test requires similar requirements w/o fasting. Go see http://www.Aruplab.Com/guides/ug/tests/0020646.Jsp for more info. Clarify w/ordering physician which test is being done.

In brief: Depends!

You can get tested for h pylori in one of three ways: via blood, breath or stool.
Blood testing doesn't require fasting but breath test requires fasting as well as other restrictions in 14d prior to exam while stool test requires similar requirements w/o fasting. Go see http://www.Aruplab.Com/guides/ug/tests/0020646.Jsp for more info. Clarify w/ordering physician which test is being done.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood test

No fasting required.

In brief: Blood test

No fasting required.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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