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Test Code HPSAG Helicobacter pylori Antigen

Specimen Type

Stool

Container

Sterile, screw-cap containers

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC collection instructions.

Note: To avoid false negative results, no antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, or a bismuth preparation should be administered to patient for 14 days prior to specimen collection.

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: If collected in bedpan, must not be contaminated with urine, residual soap, or disinfectant.
 

Specimen Transport:< 2 hr, no refrigeration.
 

Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables
Please see link  for Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables;

  • Category “Feces”, Table 1 BACTERIOLOGY, CHLAMYDIA, MYCOLOGY, MYCOBACTERIOLOGY (AFB), VIROLOGY

Note: To avoid false negative results, no antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, or a bismuth preparation should be administered to patient for 14 days prior to specimen collection.

Availability

Monday through Saturday

Turnaround Time

Same day if received in Microbiology lab by 2 pm, Monday through Saturday.

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Lateral flow rapid immunoassay

CPT Code

87338

Test Includes

Detection of Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool

Reference Range

No Helicobacter pylori antigen detected

Minimum Volume

0.25 ml for liquid stool, pea-size for formed stool

Fee Code

30087338

Synonyms

H. pylori
H pylori
Helicobacter
pylori
Stool