HELICOBACTER PYLORI STOOL ANTIGEN

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: HPAG
UPHSM LIS Test #: 369
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Testing Time: 1-4 Days
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 2g (1 min) g of fresh stool or 2 (1)mL Liquid Stool
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: Stool
Collection Info:
Container:  Sterile screw-cap vial.

Storage Instructions:  Specimen should be stored at 4°C and transported to the performing laboratory within 24 hours of collection. If a longer period is required, the specimen should be frozen at -70°C or maintained on dry ice.

Causes for Rejection:  Inappropriate specimen transport conditions (eg, room temperature) or device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours); leaking specimen; specimen received in inappropriate container (denture cup, “Cool Whip” container, margarine container, or similar container).

Methods

Immunoassay

Clinical Utilities

Establish the presence and possible etiologic role of Helicobacter pylori in cases of chronic gastric ulcer, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia, etc

CPT Codes

87338

* 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

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