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Test Code LABHPFST Helicobacter pylori Urease Test, Biopsy

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
H PYLORI UREASE TEST LABHPFST HPFST

 

Methodology

Urease Detection

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive as soon as possible (ASAP) after collection.

 

Specimen Type: Gastric tissue

Container/Tube: HPfast gel

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions:

1. Submit tissue from the gastric mucosa embedded in HPfast gel.

2. Tissue in saline is not acceptable.

Additional Information: Antibiotics or bismuth salts should not be used for 3 weeks prior to endoscopy.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

24 hours to final

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070

Performing Laboratory

Microbiology-

East Region: Deer River Hospital Lab, Grand Rapid Clinic Lab, Sandstone Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: Fargo Hospital Lab