HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIBODY, IgG

Mnemonic

HPABG

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

Handling

Centrifuge and separate serum from clot immediately.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Samples collected other than serum. Serum that is icteric, lipemic, hemolyzed, heat-treated or contaminated

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Method

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay (EIA)

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services-Albany General

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 03:42:13 AM