The HeliFAN Plus 13 C breath test system is a compact and highly accurate test system used for performing Helicobacter Pylori breath test as well as 20 additional useful diagnostic tests targeting metabolic disorders pertaining to the stomach, pancreas, liver and small and large intestine.
A device indispensable to gastroenterology
Helicobacter pylori infection is one of the most abundant bacterial infections. Only total eradication of the pathogen effectively protects from gastritis as well as from gastric and duodenal ulcers. If an infection is suspected a C-breath test with its high sensitivity and specificity nowadays is the golden standard for detecting this insidious germ. Additionally, it is the most pleasant method because not the individual person but only his/her breath is investigated.
The 13C-urea breath test surpasses all other tests when it comes to diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infections both in sensitivity (96-99%) and specificity (96- 98 %) and thanks to its non-invasive mode of operation does not strain the patient at all.
Other non-invasive tests (14C-urea breath test, serology) as well as invasive ones (culture, histology, rapid urease test, 24 h urease test) are clearly inferior to the 13C-urea breath test with respect to dianostic
14C-urea breath test which was frequently applied in the past, involves a certain radiation exposure and is therefore not allowed to be applied to children and pregnant women and its use for other patients is questionable.
The compact device HeliFANplus can also be applied to the more than 20 other 13C-breath tests for diagnosing infections and metabolic diseases using substrates other than urea. The software suggests the proper test procedure to the user, queries all necessary parameters and supports diagnosis on the basis of up-to-date scientific results.
-diagnostic studies for Helicobacter-gastritis
-investigation of aminoacid metabolism
-monitoring the circulation of bile acid
-detection of fat malabsorption
-indication of bacterial overgrowth in the jejunum
-specific liver function tests
-measurement of gastric emptying rate of solids
-determination of the lactase activity with 13C labeled cornstarch
-test of the pancreas function with the lipase enzyme