Ordering Recommendation

As an alternative to the H. pylori urea breath test, order this test to diagnose H. pylori.

Mnemonic

PYLORI AG

Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-2 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

To avoid false negative results, no antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, or a bismuth preparation should be administered to patient for 14 days prior to specimen collection.

Collect

Stool.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 4 g stool to an unpreserved stool transport vial (ARUP supply #40910). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 g)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Gastric specimens, swabs or tissue. Specimens in media or preservatives.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 1 month.

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87338

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0065147 Helicobacter pylori Ag, by EIA 17780-8
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Aliases

  • Campylobacter pylori
  • H. pylori
  • H. Pylori Antigen, Stool
  • H.pylori
  • HpSA
  • Hpylori
  • Pylori
Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Fecal by EIA