FAQ about Diabact® UBT
Do I have to take a test meal together with the tablet, e.g. orange juice?
No, you just have to swallow the tablet with a glass of normal still water. Citric acid is included in the tablet.
Is it enough to wait for only 10 minutes before the sample is taken?
Yes, because of the fast dissolving tablet, it acts directly in the stomach and there is no interference from other urease producing bacteria,
Why only 50 mg of urea, is this enough?
Yes, also because of the tablet formulation, it acts directly in the stomach.
Is it possible to dissolve the tablet in water if the patient has problems to swallow?
Yes, but not recommended, you also lose the advantages with the tablet. Dissolved or crushed tablet will require longer test time and for analysis you have to use another higher cut-off.
Should the patient be fasting before the test is performed.
Yes, if the test is to be carried out in the morning, the patient should fast overnight and not eat breakfast. If the test is to be carried out later in the day, or if fasting is a problem for the patient, then a light breakfast only, e.g. tea and toast, is recommended. If the patient has eaten a heavy meal then it will be necessary to fast for six hours prior to the test.
What about antibiotics, what to do if the patient is on antibiotic treatment?
Suppression of H. pylori may lead to false negative results. Therefore, the test must not be used until after at least four (4) weeks after systemic antibacterial therapy.
And what about if the patient takes PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) acid antisecretory agents?
At least two (2) weeks should pass before the test is performed, after last dose of acid antisecretory agents. This is especially important after eradication therapy.
Can the test be used during pregnancy?
The Diabact® UBT test is not expected to be harmful during pregnancy or to the health of the foetus/newborn child. Diabact® UBT can be used during pregnancy and lactation.