Helicobacter pylori Culture


Sunquest Code:HPYLC  
Epic Code:LAB7032Epic Name:Helicobacter Pylori Culture
Synonyms:H. pylori Culture
Methodology:Culture
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Test Includes:Culture for H. pylori. Susceptibility testing must be specifically requested. Culture should not be used as a stand alone diagnositc tool.
Turnaround Time:Performed daily results are reported within 7 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate if susceptibility testing is requested.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue, biopsy of stomach or duodenum; antral ulcer
Collection Instructions:Tissue must be processed within 3 hours of specimen receipt.
Contraindications:Stool and fluid washings are not acceptable specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on wet ice.Transport tissue to arrive within 3 hours. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No growth.
Use:Establish the presence and possible etiologic role of Helicobacter pylori in cases of chronic gastric ulcer, gastritis or duodenal ulcer.


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