With Earlwood Medical Centre's goal in bringing the latest medical technology to our local community and saving our patient's time whilst reducing the waiting time for diagnosis, we are now able to provide Bulk Billing (for valid medicare card holder) Instant Breath Test for H.Pylori bacteria.
It is a rapid diagnostic test (20 mins) used to identify infections by Helicobacter pylori, a spiral bacterium implicated in stomach causing problems like gastritis, gastric ulcer, and peptic ulcer disease. You will be given the result on spot.
Urea breath tests are recommended in leading society guidelines as a preferred non-invasive choice for detecting H. pylori before and after treatment. Patients are only required to fast for 4 hours prior to the test.
So no more fasting from midnight or no brushing teeth as well as no water after waking up before doing the test.
Come speak to our doctors / nurses if you need one and what preparations require.