Helicobacter pylori Antibodies, IgG & IgA
0050994
 
Ordering Recommendation
Do not use to diagnose H. pylori; order H. pylori urea breath test (0020646) or fecal antigen by EIA (0065147).
Mnemonic
PYLORI PAN
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube, lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Test Number Components Reference Interval
0099359Helicobacter pylori Antibody, IgG 1.7 EV or less: Negative -​ No significant level of IgG antibody to H. pylori detected.
1.8-​2.2 EV: Equivocal -​ Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
2.3 EV or greater: Positive -​ IgG antibody to H. pylori detected, suggestive of previous exposure or active infection.
0050995Helicobacter pylori Antibody, IgA 1.7 EV or less: Negative -​ No significant level of IgA antibody to H. pylori detected.
1.8-​2.2 EV: Equivocal -​ Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
2.3 EV or greater: Positive -​ IgA antibody to H. pylori detected, suggestive of active infection.
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
86677 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050995Helicobacter pylori Antibody IgA
0099359Helicobacter pylori Antibody IgG
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Cross References
  • Camplyobacter
  • H. pylori Iantibodies test
  • H. Pylori IgG & IgA Antibodies Serology
  • Ulcer Antibody Test