HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIBODY IgG (088-0098)
Synonyms:H. pylori, Helicobacter
CPT 4 Code: 86677
Test Order Mnemonic: HYP
Request Form: Microbiology/Serology
Collection: Routine venipuncture, SST (serum separator tube)
Storage Instructions: Centrifuge the specimen and store at 2-8░C.
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis, lipemia, bacterial contamination
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at Sample Management, 5.136 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 1-2 days. Test performed Monday through Friday
Special Instructions: Previously positive patients do not require repeat testing. If the patient has no detectable antibody, it is recommended to wait at least two weeks before testing again. Tests on samples collected less than two weeks from the initial negative results will be cancelled, unless approved by a Microbiology Director or designee.
Volume: 3 ml serum
Container: SST (gel barrier)
Reference Range: Negative
Test Method: Membrane capture EIA (Meridian)
Revised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux