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Test ID HPSA Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Feces

Useful For

As an aid in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori

 

Monitoring the eradication of Helicobacter pylori after therapy (in most situations, confirmation of eradication is not mandatory)

 

The utility of this test in asymptomatic individuals is not known, but testing for Helicobacter pylori in such individuals is not generally recommended

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

Helicobacter pylori Ag, F

Specimen Type

Fecal

Specimen Required

Supplies: Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Minimum Volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions: Mix stool well.

Specimen Minimum Volume

5 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 60 days
  Refrigerated  48 hours

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87338

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HPSA Helicobacter pylori Ag, F 17780-8

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
24088 Helicobacter pylori Ag, F 17780-8

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Testing Algorithm

See Helicobacter pylori Diagnostic Algorithm in Special Instructions.