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Helicobacter Pylori Antigen Detection; Stool (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
H. pylori Antigen Detection Immunochromatographic assay (ICT)
CMI, Microbiology Detected or Not Detected

Specimen Requirements

Stool

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 5 gm or 5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 72 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinitely day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Refrigerate immediately after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Stool received on swabs
  • Stool received in O&P kit
  • Stool received in Cary-Blair medium
  • Stool in diaper
  • Stool received in Ecofix preservative
  • Stool received in PVA preservative only

Comments

Consider ordering this test in place of H. pylori Breath test when appropriate.

CPT Code

  • 87338