Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate Helicobacter pylori for susceptibility testing when patient has failed therapy.

Reference Range *

No Helicobacter pylori isolated.

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

Test Limitations

Helicobacter pylori may not be isolated even though it is present in the specimen if the recommended transport time is exceeded.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 96 hours. Negative results are reported after 1 week.

Soft Order Code
HPCUL
MiChart Code
Helicobacter Pylori Cult
Synonyms
  • Helicobacter pylori Culture, Gastric Biopsy
  • H. pylori Culture
  • Gastric Biopsy Culture, Helicobacter pylori
  • Culture, Helicobacter pylori
  • HPC
  • HELICOBACTER PYLORI CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Please notify MLabs Client Services to schedule testing prior to collecting specimen. Specimen transport should be arranged so that the specimen is received by MLabs within 3 hours of collection; request a STAT courier if necessary. Send gastric biopsy specimen on ice.

Special Handling

Send specimen to laboratory within 3 hours of collection on ice.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens older than 3 hours are not acceptable.
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.2 gram of tissue
Minimum Volume
0.005 gram of tissue
Additional Information

Test includes culture. Susceptibility testing will be performed at an additional charge if indicated. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

Billing
CPT Code
87070
Fee Code
21630
LOINC
587-6
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