Details

Helicobacter pylori Culture with Susceptibility

MAYO: HELIS, SOFT: XHELI, EPIC: LAB7135

Instructions

Due to specimen stability, patients can be collected Monday - Thursday morning only.

Can also be collected Friday morning with prior Approval.

 

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): Gastric Biopsy in sterile container moistened with sterile saline.

Also acceptable: Gastric brushing or gastric aspirate in a sterile container.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Maintain specimen in original collection tube, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: Gastric Biopsy in sterile container MOISTENED with sterile saline, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) in original collection tube.  Do not saturate the tissue.

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens that do NOT arrive at Mayo Medical Laboratories within 48 hours.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
  • Specimens that are saturated with saline.

Performed

Monday - Sunday.
Results available in 7-28 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Conventional Culture Techniques.

Interpretation

By report.

CPT Code

87081 (If appropriate: 87077, 87153, 87186, 87181, 87186)

Test Codes

MAYO: HELIS, SOFT: XHELI, EPIC: LAB7135

Last Updated

7/11/2019