Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

Detection of IgG Antibodies to Helicobacter pylori, which may be useful in diagnosing chronic gastritis associated with H. pylori infection.

Reference Range *

Negative.

Test Limitations

This test should be used only when the patient has symptoms suggestive of gastrointestinal disease. This is a qualitative test. The performance characteristics of this assay have not been established for use with specimens from cord blood, neonates, pediatric patients, or pre-transplant patients.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
HPYL
MiChart Code
H. pylori IgG Antibody, Qualitative
Synonyms
  • Antibody H
  • Antibody Helicobacter
  • Antibody, H. pylori
  • Campylobacter pylori Antibody
  • H Pylori Antibody
  • H. pylori Antibody
  • Heli
  • Heli Pylori
  • Helicobacter
  • Helicobacter IgG
  • Helicobacter IgG Antibody
  • Helicobacter pylori IgG Antibody
  • Helicobacter Pylorus
  • Helicobacter Titer
  • HP Antibody
  • IgG Antibody Helicobacter pylori
  • Pylori, Helicobacter Antibody
  • HELICOBACTER PYLORI IGG AB
  • HPYL
  • H. pylori IgG AB, Qualitative
  • HPYLN
  • HPYLI
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST (preferred) or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for longer storage.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL serum
Additional Information

A postive test result in symptomatic individuals should be confirmed by other diagnostic testing. This test cannot distinguish between active and inactive infection. Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with chronic type B gastritis. H. pylori gastritis is present in virtually all patients with idiopathic chronic duodenal ulceration.

Billing
CPT Code
86677
Fee Code
21400
LOINC
16126-5
NY State Approved
No