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Urea Breath Test for Helicobacter Pylori infection

E-learning Course

This e-learning module gives an overview of the carbon-13 urea breath test (13C-UBT) for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. It describes a robust test for the diagnosis of gastric H. pylori colonization that can be applied in the field.

This course is based on the 2015 edition of the e-learning module on Urea Breath Test for Helicobacter Pylori infection. Please note the e-learning module is currently undergoing a major content update to be released in due course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of H. pylori infection on human health
  • Recognize the basis of the tests available for H. pylori colonisation
  • Describe the principles of the UBT
  • Indicate how to conduct a 13C-UBT
  • Recognize the methods available for sample analysis


Lesson 1: Background 
Lesson 2: The 13C-urea breath test (UBT)
Self-Assessment Quiz
Final Quiz (only in full learning experience version)

How to access

This content can be accessed in two ways:

1) Full learning experience (with certificate of completion)

Click on the 'Visit E-Learning Course' button on the top. Sign in with your NUCLEUS account, then click on 'Enrol me' on the bottom. 

If you do not have a NUCLEUS account, please register here first. Activate your account via e-mail. Then, return to this page and click on the button 'Visit E-Learning Course' on the top.

2) Just-in-time standalone e-learning module (without certificate of completion)

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