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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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
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