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Helicobacter pylori Culture
2006686
Ordering Recommendation
Consider for diagnosis of H. pylori infection in children or for susceptibility testing in patients with treatment failure.
Mnemonic
MC HPYL
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Duodenal or gastric biopsy.  
Specimen Preparation
Preserve in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) immediately (ARUP supply #29799) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connectcontact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Brucella broth, BHI, or equivalent with or without 10-20 percent glycerol is also acceptable.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Fecal specimens, swabs  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Helicobacter pylori.
Interpretive Data


Note
Note:  Identification tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87070; 87176
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006686Helicobacter pylori Culture
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Aliases
  • H. pylori