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The urea breath test (UBT) is a test used to diagnose the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria in the stomach. H. pylori causes ulcers, inflammation, and atrophy of the stomach. The urea breath test is fairly simple with few risks or complications.

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