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H. pylori antigen, stool

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB6446

 

Methodology: 

Lateral flow immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

24 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 gram of stool in a sterile container

Notes: Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors and bismuth preparations are known to suppress

H. pylori and may cause false negative results. The test may be sent two weeks after

discontinuing treatment.


Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection..
On Floor Storage: Refrigerate if not delivered within 2 hours

 

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87338

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 10:34:00

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 5:40:28 PM