ROCHESTER, MINN. -- An exciting medical advance is allowing ulcer sufferers to breathe a sigh of relief. Until now, biopsy of the stomach lining has been the only certain way to diagnose an active infection which is believed to be a primary cause of peptic ulcer disease. Today the Meretek UBT(tm) Breath Test for H. pylori with Pranactin(tm) diagnostic drug provides a safe, painless, accurate and cost-effective way of determining the presence of this infection. Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) is the first test center licensed by Meretek to offer this new procedure.
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