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H. pylori Antigen Test

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Test Description
H. pylori Antigen Test
Synonym(s)

Peptic Ulcer, Gastritis, H pylori Antigen, Stool Antigen, Helicobacter pylori

Test ID
HPYLORI
General Information

Establish the presence and possible etiologic role of Helicobacter pylori in cases of chronic gastric ulcer, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia, etc

Specimen Type

Stool

Specimen Requirements

Stool specimen

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Collect fecal specimen into a clean, airtight container or Cary-Blair transport, C&S transport.

Additional Processing Details

Test verified for Stool specimens only

Stability

Ambient: 96 hours
Refrigerated: 96 hours
Frozen: 14 days (unpreserved only)

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unacceptable specimen transport device (O&P transport, formalin-based fixative, PVA, alcohol-based fixative), colonoscopy specimens, improper labeling, prolonged delay in transport

Methodology

Immunoassay

Estimated TAT

1-2 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

CPT Code(s)

87338

Minimum Sample Volume

1 g stool, 1 mL liquid stool

Reference Range

H.pylori Antigen not detected

Reflex Conditions

None

Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)

17780-8