Helicobacter pylori Antigen (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
Daily on 1st and 2nd shift
Within 12 hours
Screw top clean container or white screw top vial included in stool ParaPak collection kit. No preservative or transport media.
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 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.
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. Specimen MUST be refrigerated when processing is delayed.
Negative for Helicobacter pylori antigen.
LIMITATIONS OF TEST:
A negative result indicates an absence of Helicobacter pylori antigen, or that the levels of antigens is below that which can be detected by the assay.
Lateral Flow immunoassay
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.