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Test ID NBLD0141 Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Feces

Reporting Name

Helicobacter pylori Ag, F

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection

 

Monitoring the eradication of Helicobacter pylori after therapy (in most situations, confirmation of eradication is not mandatory)

Testing Algorithm

See Helicobacter pylori Diagnostic Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Supplies: Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions: Mix stool well.

Additional Information: Falsely negative results may be obtained within 2 weeks of treatment with antimicrobials, bismuth, or proton pump inhibitors-see cautions for details.


Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 60 days
  Refrigerated  48 hours

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

87338

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Very mucoid stool; or watery, diarrheal specimen

Stool in transport media, swab, or preservative

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-General Request (T239)

-Microbiology Test Request (T244)

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)

Secondary ID

81806