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Helicobacter pylori Antigen (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: HELICO AG
CPT CODE: 87338
CDM NUMBER:

3421138

DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily on 1st and 2nd shift

TURNAROUND TIME:

2-4 days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Screw top clean container or white screw top vial included in stool ParaPak collection kit.  No preservative or transport media.

COLLECTION:

The specimen should be collected directly into the clean container (no preservative) or into a bedpan, avoiding contamination with urine or water. Transfer the feces from the bedpan into the clean container.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Fresh stool
REJECTION CRITERIA:

Specimen on outside of container, insufficient quantity of specimen, rectal swab, specimen submitted in a preservative or in transport media, specimen contaminated with water and/or urine. Only one specimen will be accepted per day.

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 gram
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. Specimen MUST be refrigerated when processing is delayed.
REFERENCE RANGE:

Negative for Helicobacter pylori antigen.

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

A negative result indicates an absence of Helicobacter pylori antigen, or that the level of antigen is below that which can be detected by the assay.

METHODOLOGY:

Lateral Flow immunoassay

CRITICAL VALUES:

Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors and bismuth preparations are known to suppress H. pylori and may cause false negative results if ingested within two weeks prior to testing.  A positive result would be considered accurate.

LAST UPDATED:

5-27-2014


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