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Epic Code LAB880 Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) Antigen, Stool

Test Name Alias

H. pylori

Interface Order Alias

11765

Clinical Information

This test is intended to aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection and to demonstrate loss of H.pylori stool antigen following treatment. Testing for loss of antigen is recommended at least four weeks following completion of therapy.

 

The H. pylori antigen stool test may produce false negative results if a patient has been taking antibiotics, PPIs or bismuth compounds within 14 days of performing the test.

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or Sterile container with lid

Stool Collection Kit -

Empty Vial - Preferred

Cary Blair - Acceptable for Grand Rapids ONLY

Collection Instructions

Specimen Type: Stool

Container/Tube: Stool Collection Kit, random collection in sterile container

Minimum volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions:

  • Preferred: Stool in sterile collection container.
    • Cary Blair is acceptable container for Grand Rapids only
  • See Resources section for patient collection information (Stool Specimen).

Specimen Transport Temperature (off-site): 

  • Preferred: Refrigerated (2 - 8°C)
  • Acceptable: Frozen
  • Ambient (Grand Rapids only)

Rejection Criteria

Big Rapids:

  • Stool specimens received in transport media, on swabs, or in preservatives are inappropriate for testing.
  • Ambient specimens
  • Specimens that have been frozen and thawed more than twice.

Grand Rapids:

  • Stool specimens in preservatives are inappropriate for testing.
  • Specimens that have been frozen and thawed more than twice.

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 72 hours

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

Reference Range

Negative

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Rapid lateral flow Immunoassay

CPT

87338

Epic Test ID

1230100744

Beaker LOINC

H PYLORI ANTIGEN, FECES: 17780-8

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: H PYLORI ANTIGEN LEVEL STOOL
Beaker Display Name: Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Stool
BEAKER TEST NAME: HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIGEN, STOOL
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Helicobacter Pylori Antigen, Stool

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: STERILE CONTAINER R (Preferred)-Refrigerated