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Test Code LAB10203 Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) ID

Department

IMMUNOLOGY

Collection Requirements

Call 583-6755 for tissue biopsy collection media. Two (2) specimens are recommended (from the immediate prepyloric area and a second specimen from the proximal antrum on the lesser curvature). Specimens should be obtained from normal appearing mucosa.

Primary Collection Container

H. pylori Tissue Media

Transport

Ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Ammonia pH change

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reported

24 Hours

CPT Codes

87081

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens more than 24 hours old.

Patients should not use antibiotics and bismuth for several weeks prior to collection.

Patients should not have received proton pump inhibitor (ex. Omeprazole or Lansoprazole).