Helicobacter pylori, Culture
2006686
Ordering Recommendation
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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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Duodenal or gastric biopsy.  
Specimen Preparation
Preserve in enteric transport media immediately (ARUP supply #29799). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
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 Name
2006686Culture, Helicobacter pylori
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Cross References
  • H. pylori