HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIBODY, IgG
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
Serum, one gold (SST) top tube
Centrifuge and separate serum from clot immediately.
Samples collected other than serum. Serum that is icteric, lipemic, hemolyzed, heat-treated or contaminated
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 2 months
Enzyme Linked Immunoassay (EIA)
Samaritan Health Services-Albany General
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.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:13 AM