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Test Code HPYLSA H. pylori Stool Antigen, LAB397

Specimen Requirements

1.  Submit 1 mL of freshly passed stool in a sterile container or stool in Cary Blair preservative.  (Do not contaminate stool specimen with urine.)

2.  Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

 

Note: Fresh or preserve specimens must be refrigerated and tested within 96 hours of collection.  If longer transport is anticipated for a fresh sample, specimen should be frozen. 

 

Unacceptable specimens: swabs, samples in preservative or extremely watery stools.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Rapid Lateral Flow Immunoassay.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87338

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Reference Values

Negative

Analytic Time

STAT within 1 hour of receipt. Routine within 2 hours of receipt.