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Helicobacter pylori ( H. Pylori) Antigen Stool Test

This H. Pylori Antigen Stool Test establishes the presence and possible etiologic role of Helicobacter pylori in cases of chronic gastric ulcer, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia, etc.

Sample Report

Test Code: 180764

CPT Code: 87338

Also Known As: Campylobacter pylori; Campylobacter From Stomach; Culture Helicobacter pylori; HpSA; H. pylori Antigen; H. pylori Stool Antigen; Helicobacter pylori

Methodology:

Immunoassay

Preparation:

You must take your lab order to the lab to obtain a proper specimen container before collection. No special preparation required.

Test Results:

2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, and bismuth preparations are known to suppress H pylori, and ingestion of these prior to H pylori testing may give a false-negative result. If a negative result is obtained for a patient ingesting these compounds within two weeks prior to performing the stool antigen test, it may be a false-negative result and the test should be repeated on a new specimen obtained two weeks after discontinuing treatment. A positive result for a patient ingesting these compounds within two weeks prior to performing the stool antigen test should be considered accurate.

Sample Report

Test Code: 34838

CPT Code: 87338

Also Known As: Campylobacter pylori; Campylobacter From Stomach; Culture Helicobacter pylori; HpSA; H. pylori Antigen; H. pylori Stool Antigen; Helicobacter pylori

Methodology:

Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation:

You must take your lab order to the lab to obtain a proper specimen container before collection. No special preparation required.

Test Results:

2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, and bismuth preparations are known to suppress H pylori, and ingestion of these prior to H pylori testing may give a false-negative result. If a negative result is obtained for a patient ingesting these compounds within two weeks prior to performing the stool antigen test, it may be a false-negative result and the test should be repeated on a new specimen obtained two weeks after discontinuing treatment. A positive result for a patient ingesting these compounds within two weeks prior to performing the stool antigen test should be considered accurate.

Description

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. It weakens the stomach's natural protective lining making it more susceptible to damage from gastric acid.  After many years, they can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. For some people, an infection can lead to stomach cancer.

Helicobacter pylori Antigen Stool Test Includes:

Immunoassay for Helicobacter pylori. This test is used to establish the presence and possible etiologic role of Helicobacter pylori in cases of chronic gastric ulcer, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia. Only appropriately collected, contained and transported specimens can be delivered. Please contact your local LabCorp facility for proper specimen containment and transport procedures.

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