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Test Code LAB6067 Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Stool

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
H PYLORI ANTIGEN - FECES LAB6067 HPSA

 

Methodology

Rapid Lateral Flow Immunoassay

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Stool

Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Additional Information:

1. Watery stools composed mainly of fluid with little or no solid matter may give false negative test results.

2. Stool in transport media or preservatives,  or swab is not acceptable.

3. Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors and bismuth preparations are known to suppress H. pylori, and ingestion of these within 2 weeks prior to testing may cause false-negative results.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 72 hours/Frozen OK/Ambient NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Tuesday, Friday

Reference Values

Negative

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87338

Performing Laboratory

Microbiology-

SMDC Clinical Lab