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Test Code MISC Helicobacter pylori Culture with Reflex to Susceptibility

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc

Methodology

Culture

Specimen Required

Container/tube:  Brucella Broth or equivalent with 10 - 20% glycerol.

Specimen: 3mm (1 mm min) Gastric  Biopsy

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

 

If Helicobactor pylori culture result is "Isolated", then Antimicrobial Suscept, Helicobacter pylori, MIC Panel will be performed at an additional charge

Reference Values

Not Isolated

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87081

87205

 

Useful For

 

Helicobacter pylori has been associated with peptic ulcer disease and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. In 1994, the U.S. National Institute of Health Consensus Development Conference concluded that H. pylori infection represents the major cause of peptic ulcer disease and antimicrobial treatment is recommended for patients with the confirmed disease.