HELICOBACTER PYLORI WITH REFLEX TO SUSCEPTIBILITY

Components
If Helicobacter pylori is isolated, then susceptibility, Helicobacter pylori, MIC will be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Required
Send 3 mm gastric biopsy (1 mm minimum) in Brucella broth or equivalent with 10-20% glycerol or Stuart's liquid transport medium. Do not send in a swab container. Send frozen -70°C.

Alternate Specimen
3 mL gastric brushings or gastric aspirates.

Methodology
Culture

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen (-20°C): Unacceptable; Frozen (-70°C): 5 days (glycerol broth only)

Reference Range
Not isolated

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time10-12 days
Test CodeHPCRS
CPT-4 Code (s)
87081, 87205, plus 87181 x 4 if reflexed to susceptibility, at additional cost
LOINC Codes
Gram Stain:   664-3  
Helicobacter pylori Culture:   587-6  
Status:   Not available  
Organism identified:   42803-7  
Clarithromycin:   189-1  
Metronidazole:   327-7  
Tetracycline:   496-0  
Amoxicillin:   16-6  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory