Immunoassay for Helicobacter pylori
2 - 4 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
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2 g (thumbnail size portion of stool), 2 mL liquid stool
1 g stool, 1 mL liquid stool
Sterile screw-cap vial (Para-Pak® white clean vial)
Specimen should be kept refrigerated after collection and transported refrigerated to the laboratory within 24 hours. If a longer period is required, the specimen should be frozen at -70°C.
Inappropriate specimen transport conditions (eg, room temperature) or device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours); leaking specimen; specimen received in inappropriate container (denture cup, “Cool Whip” container, margarine container, or similar container)
Establish the presence and possible etiologic role of Helicobacter pylori in cases of chronic gastric ulcer, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia, etc
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|180764||H. pylori Stool Ag, EIA||17780-8||180764||H. pylori Stool Ag, EIA||17780-8|
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