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Test Code HPABSC H. Pylori Antibodies (IgA,IgG)

Important Note

Screening test only, results are not quantitated. Quantitation is not available.

Additional Information

This test should only be performed on patients with symptoms suggestive of gastrointestinal disease.  Performance characteristics correlate with pretest probability, and prevalence increases with age.  This test has not been specifically evaluated in the pediatric population, a lower prevalence group.  Please interpret results together with clinical and other diagnostic findings.  Note that a positive result does not distinguish active infection from colonization by H. pylori.

Collection Container

Gel

Specimen Required

Gel Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Red top serum

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

5 days refrigerated

Reasons for Rejection

Specimens not centrifuged within 24 hours, specimens older than 5 days.

Methodology

Lateral flow

Reference Ranges

Negative

LOINC Code

17859-0

EMR Interface Order Code

55425