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Helicobacter pylori Culture

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P131
Test group H pylori
Performed by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease
Sendout? Yes
Method Culture
Collection Instructions Collect Monday - Thursday only. Place gastric biopsy into Tryptic Soy Broth with 15% glycerol vial at time of collection. Obtain vials from the microbiology lab.
Container type Tryptic Soy Broth with 15% glycerol vial (obtain from Microbiology prior to sample collection)
Amount to Collect 3 mm
Sample type Gastric or unfixed duodenal biopsy tissue
Preferred volume 3 mm
Min. Volume 1 mm
UCSF Rejection Criteria sample received Friday - Sunday
Processing notes Refrigerate sample in Tryptic Soy Broth with 15% glycerol vial. Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease test code 91245 Helicobacter pylori Culture with Reflex to Susceptibility
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria improperly collected sample
Normal range not isolated
Synonyms Bacterial culture; Campylobacter pyloridis; H pylori; gastritis
Stability Refrigerated: 48 hours (TSB with glycerol broth only)
Turn around times 8-14 days
Reflex? If Helicobacter pylori is isolated, susceptibility will be performed at an additional charge.
CPT coding 87081, 87205
LOINC code 664-3, 587-6
Last Updated 10/29/2017 11:35:27 AM
Entry Number 436
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