HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIBODIES IGG IGM AND IGA

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: HPGMA
UPHSM LIS Test #: 5880
Schedule:
Testing Time:
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 2.0 (1.0) mLserum
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: 1 Red Top or serum gel tube
Collection Info:
Spin and Separate.

Specimen Acceptability

Specimen Stability:
Room Temp  3 days
Refrigerated  3 days
Frozen  7 days
Freeze/Thaw cycles  Stable x3

Causes for rejection: heat inactivated serum; hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination

Methods

H pylori IgA and IgM: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
H pylori IgG: chemiluminescence.

Clinical Utilities

Aid in the diagnosis of acute and chronic H pylori infections in patients with gastric and duodenal disease.

CPT Codes

86677x3

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

IGG: <0.9 U/mL
IGA: <9.0 units
IGM: <9.0 units