US Food and Drug Administration has approved breath test that screens for H Pylori[Organism that casues gastric ulcers] in children aged between 3 years to 17 years.
In addition to causing gastric ulcer, H pylori is also increases person’s risk of gastric cancer and a certain form of lymphoma. The BreathTek UBT test tests for H pylori was approved for adults in 1996.
It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the world’s population is infected with the H. pylori.
The test is produced by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical.
The BreathTek UBT detects urease associated with H. pylori in the human stomach.
Here is a video explaining about H Pylori breath test.