Fasting for 4-6 hours is required (on empty stomach), alos hold and proton pump inhibitors (i.e. Pantoprazde (Controlac), Esmoprazde (Nexium), Ameperazde) for at least 48 hours before the examintation

Heliprobe® System is a Urea Breath Test perfectly suited for primary diagnosis and for post treatment follow-up of Helicobacter pylori infection. It is a reliable, safe and cost-effective near-patient testing system .

The system comprises a capsule, a card for capturing the breath sample and the analyser unit.

The HeliCap™ capsule contains: labelled urea and is swallowed by the patient. The BreathCard contains a medium designed to trap the breath being tested. It includes an indicator window that changes colour when enough breath has been collected.

The Heliprobe analyser: is a small, sturdy desktop sized unit with a simple interface.

How it works ?

Simply swallow, breathe and analyse

  • Patients swallow a HeliCap™ capsule on empty stomach.
  • After 10 minutes, the patient will breath into a BreathCard™ which holds the breath sample.
  • The card is then placed into the HeliProbe analyser and a button press initiates the analysis. After 250 seconds the result of the test is available.