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Test Code HPSAG Helicobacter pylori Antigen

Specimen Type

Stool

Container/Tube

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.

Turnaround Time

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

Test Includes

Detection of Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool

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.

Fee Code

30087338

Synonyms

H. pylori
H pylori
Helicobacter
pylori
Stool

Specimen Minimum Volume

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

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Monday through Saturday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Not Available

CPT

87338

Method Name

Lateral flow rapid immunoassay

Reference Values

No Helicobacter pylori antigen detected