Helicobacter pylori Culture

Sunquest Code:HPYLORICX  
Epic Code:LAB7032Epic Name:Helicobacter Pylori Culture
Synonyms:H. pylori Culture; H Pylori
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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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue, biopsy of stomach or duodenum; antral ulcer
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile
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 Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


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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