Consider for diagnosis of H. pylori infection in children or for susceptibility testing in patients with treatment failure.
Negative at 9 days
Positives as soon as detected
Duodenal or gastric biopsy.
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.
Fecal specimens or swabs.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Culture negative for Helicobacter pylori.
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Cultures positive for H. pylori will be sent for susceptibility testing to Mayo Medical Lab.
87070; 87176; Identification and susceptibility CPT codes may vary based on method.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2006686||Helicobacter pylori Culture||587-6|
- H. pylori