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Available Stat? No
Test code HPYI
Performed by? Microbiology
Sendout? no
Price range $$
In House Availability Test run two times each week: Tuesday and Friday
Principle This test is a qualitative enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay (EIA) for the detection of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori.

Interpretation H. pylori has been found in the mucus layer overlaying the gastric and, occasionally, the duodenal or esophageal mucosal epithelium. Though a causative relationship has not been fully established, there is a strong correlation between the presence of H. pyloriand histologically confirmed gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric carcinoma.

A positive test result indicates the presence of IgG to H. pylori and is intended to aid in the diagnosis of H. pyloriinfection. The test should only be used on patients who present with symptoms suggestive of gastrointestinal disease, and not on asymptomatic patients.
A negative test result indicates either the absence of IgG antibody to H. pylorior an antibody level below that which can be detected by this assay.
Container type gold gel
Amount to Collect 3 mL
Normal range Negative.
Stability 5 days at 4°C.
Additional information REQUISITION: Blood/Serum - main laboratory
References 1. VIDAS H. pyloriIgG. Product Insert 10988D-GB-2004/09 from bioMérieux.

2. Mandel, G.L. Ed. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 6th ed., Churchill Livingstone, Inc., NY, 2005.
Last Updated 2/2/2009 11:48:24 AM
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