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

Within 48 hours

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