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Test Code LAB10204 Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Breath Test

Department

IMMUNOLOGY

Collection Requirements

Patient questionaire needs to be administered to determine if testing is appropriate.

If patient is acceptable for testing, follow procedure for collecting baseline and post-dose breath collections.

http://www.covenanthealthcare.com/Uploads/Public/Documents/Workfiles/Lab/BreathTek%20Patient%20Questionnaire.pdf">BreathTek Patient Questionnaire

Primary Collection Container

H. Pylori Breath Collection Kit

Transport

Ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Processing

Send to Microbiology Lab for testing.

Stability

Ambient: 7 days

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Infrared Spectrophotometer

Performed

Monday – Friday

6:30 am – 3:00 pm

Reported

1-3 days

CPT Codes

83013, 83014

Unacceptable Conditions

Patient has not fasted for 1 hour or is not acceptable for testing per patient questionaire.