Test directory: H. pylori Antigen, IA, Stool

Ordering Code5786
Test NameH. pylori Antigen, IA, Stool
AliasHelicobacter pylori Antigen
Preferred SpecimenRaw Stool
Preferred ContainerAirtight clean container
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsDiscontinue treatment with antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors or bismuth 2 weeks prior to testing. Do NOT place specimen in preservatives or other transport media.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 3 Days
Frozen: 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaStool in transport media, on swabs or mixed with preservatives
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day

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Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors and bismuth preparations are known to supress H. pylori, and ingestion of these prior to H. pylori testing may cause false-negative results. If clinically indicated the test should be repeated on a new specimen obtained two weeks after discontinuing treatment