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

Negative at 9 days
Positives as soon as detected

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 (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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87070; 87176; Identification and susceptibility CPT codes may vary based on method.

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2006686 Helicobacter pylori Culture 587-6
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Aliases
  • H. pylori
Helicobacter pylori Culture