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HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIBODY, IgG

Mnemonic

HELICO P

Synonym

H.pylori IgG Antibody

Guidelines

H.pylori has been implicated in the etiology of a variety of gastrointestinal diseases including chronic active gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, non-ulcer dyspepsia and gastric adenocarcinoma and lymphoma.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

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Handling

Centrifuge and separate serum from clot immediately.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Plasma, serum that is icteric, lipemic, hemolyzed, heat-treated or contaminated.

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 days; Frozen (at or below-20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay (EIA)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0.0-20.0 Units:       Negative, no significant level of IgG antibody to H. pylori detected.
20.1-24.9 Units:     Equivocal, repeat testing in 10-14 days in parallel may be helpful.
≥25.0 Units:            Positive, IgG antibody to H. pylori detected.

CPT Codes

86677

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:11 AM


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