Helicobacter pylori Culture


Abbrev Code:HPYLORICX   
Order Code:LAB7032Order Name:Helicobacter Pylori Culture
Synonyms:H. pylori Culture; H Pylori
Methodology:Culture
CPT Codes: 87070 x1, 87077 x1
Test Includes:Culture for H. pylori. Susceptibility testing will automatically be performed. Culture should not be used as a standalone diagnostic tool.
Turnaround Time:Performed daily results are reported within 7 days.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue, biopsy of stomach or duodenum; antral ulcer
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile
Collection Instructions:Tissue must be placed on wet ice immediately after specimen collection.
Contraindications:Stool and fluid washings are not acceptable specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on wet ice. Optimal: Transport tissue on wet ice to arrive to lab within 3 hours. If received >3 hours, tissue will be processed with disclaimer. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (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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