HELICOBACTER PYLORI STOOL AG

Synonyms: Campylobacter Pylori; H. Pylori Antigen, Stool Antigen; HpSA
Computer Code: (HPYSA)
Specimen Collection: 2 grams (thumbnail size portion of stool), 2 mL liquid stool in a sterile screw cap vial.
Minimum Volume: 1 gram/1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain entire specimen refrigerated (2-8ºC) for up to 72 hrs or frozen (< or equal to -20ºC) if longer storage is required.
Reference Values: No H. pylori antigen detected by Enzyme Immunoassay
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Performed daily Monday - Friday
Routine TAT: 48 hrs
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87338
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII