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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
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