Helicobacter pylori, Culture with Reflex to Susceptibility

Last Modified: 9/19/2019 10:22:14 AM

Specimen Requirements: 3 mm gastric biopsy in Brucella broth or equivalent with 10-20% glycerol, submitted in Stuart's liquid transport medium, (not in a swab container)
Minimum Volume: 1 mm Biopsy
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

48 hours Refrigerated
5 days Frozen -70°

Rejection Criteria: Ambient | Frozen at -20° | Received in transport other than listed | Received on swab or in swab container | Stuart's frozen | Stool
Reference Range: Not Isolated
Test Comments: If Helicobacter pylori culture is Isolated, then Susceptibility, Helicobacter pylori, MIC will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87181 x4).
Methodology: Culture
Clinical Significance: Helicobacter pylori has been associated with peptic ulcer disease and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. In 1994, the U.S. National Institute of Health Consensus Development Conference concluded that H. pylori infection represents the major cause of peptic ulcer disease and antimicrobial treatment is recommended for patients with the confirmed disease.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 9 to 11 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest Diagnostic Infectious Disease
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 91245
Alternate Test Names: H pylori, culture with reflex to susceptibility; H. pylori, culture with reflex to susceptibility
CPT Coding: 87081, 87205

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