HELICOBACTER PYLORI IGA ANTIBODIES

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: HPYLA
UPHSM LIS Test #: 9234
Schedule:
Testing Time:
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1.0 (0.5) mL Serum
Temperature: Room Temperature
Tube Type: SST or Red-top tube
Collection Info:
Causes for Rejection:  Heat inactivated serum; hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination

Methods

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Clinical Utilities

Use:  Diagnose H pylori infection in patients with duodenal disease and for monitoring the eradication of H pylori following antimicrobial therapy; identify the small percentage of H pylori-infected patients who fail to mount a systemic IgG response and demonstrate IgA antibodies only and for those patients who have chronic mucosal infections.

CPT Codes

86677

* 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

• Negative: <9.0 units
• Equivocal: 9.0−11.0 units
• Positive: >11.0 units