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Test Code HPSA HELICOBACTER PYLORI STOOL ANTIGEN TESTING

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

HPSA

LAB1016 FAH5711

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Sterile Container Feces

Frozen

5 grams 5 grams * 60 days
Sterile Container Feces Refrigerate 5 grams 5 grams * 72 hours

5 g (walnut sized) fecal specimen collected into a sterile airtight container (without preservatives) and stored at 2-8 C until tested.  *Minimum volume is 100 uL of well-mixed liquid or semi-solid stool and 5-6 mm diameter of well-mixed formed/solid stool. Stool in transport media, swabs, or preservatives are unacceptable. 

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Tuesday and Thursday / Same day / Not available STAT

Method

ELISA

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
 H. pylori Antigen                     87338

 

Instrumentation

Dynex DSX

Reference Range

All ages: Negative

Performance characteristics have not been established for watery, diarrheal stools. False negative results may be obtained within 2 weeks of treatment with antimicrobials, bismuth, or proton pump inhibitors.  A negative result in such a situation should be followed up with repeat testing at least 2 weeks after discontinuation of therapy.

Section

Immunology

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
HPSA H. pylori Antigen 17780-8