Specimen Requirements

Title

HELICOBACTER PYLORI (HPI) ANTIGEN, STOOL

Specimen Requirement

Collect 2 g (thumbnail size portion of stool) or 2 mL liquid stool unpreserved in a sterile, leak proof container.

DO NOT PLACE STOOL IN PRESERVATIVE, TRANSPORT MEDIA OR SWAB.

Methodology

Immunoassay

Stability

Refrigerated: 24 hours, Frozen: 72 hours

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2-4 days

Clinical Use

Establish the presence and possible etiologic role of Helicobacter pylori in cases of chronic gastric ulcer, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia, etc

Test Code

SHPIS