Helicobacter pylori Antibody, IgG Qualitative

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 2:58:12 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 365 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Refrigerated
30 days Frozen


Specimen to be transported Refrigerated to PRMC within 48 hours of collection to be frozen by Immunology department to maintain specimen integrity until testing occurs. Do not transport Frozen.
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Negative for H. Pylori: Gastric colonization of Heliobacter pylori has been implicated as a co-factor in the development of some cases of gastritis and peptic or duodenal ulcers. Detection of IgG antibodies correlates closely with culture results and provides a non-invasive method for determining exposure. 

Positive for H. Pylori: Gastric colonization of Heliobacter pylori has been implicated as a co-factor in the development of some cases of gastritis and peptic or duodenal ulsers. Detection of IgG antibodies correlates closely with culture results and provides a non-invasive method for determining exposure. Positive serologic results can occur in healthy asymptomatic individuals, and the detection rate increases with increasing age of the population tested. Determining IgG levels is useful when ruling out H. pylori infection. For small percentage of patients, only IgA can be detected.
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 7 days
Days Performed: Thursday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: HPYL
EPIC Test Code: IMO28
Alternate Test Names: H Pylori IgG; H. Pylori IgG; H-Pylori IgG
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86677

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