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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 Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Also acceptable: Brucella broth, BHI, or equivalent with or without 10-20 percent glycerol. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Fecal specimens or swabs. 
Remarks
Specimen source preferred. 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Helicobacter pylori.
Interpretive Data


Note
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Cultures positive for H. pylori will be sent for susceptibility testing to Mayo Medical Lab.
CPT Code(s)
87070, 87176; Identification and susceptibility CPT codes may vary based on method.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006686Helicobacter pylori Culture
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Aliases
  • H. pylori