Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

H PYLORI AG STOOL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HPA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87338.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 21253

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Stool
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 gm/0.5 mL liquid/semi-solid stool or 20 mm diameter solid stool.
Special notes:
Collect 1 gram/0.5 mL of liquid/semisolid stool or 20 mm diameter of solid stool, and transfer to a properly labeled, sterile, leakproof container. Do not place stool in preservative, transport medium, or on a swab. Watery, diarrheal stools are not acceptable.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen specimens are preferred. Refrigerated specimens are acceptable. Room Temperature specimens are unacceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 3 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Watery, diarrheal stools are not acceptable. Room Temperature specimens are unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not detected.
Additional information:
This test is intended to aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection and to aid in monitoring the efficacy of antimicrobial therapy. Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, and bismuth preparations inhibit H. pylori and ingestion before testing may cause false negative results. If a negative result is obtained for a patient ingesting these compounds within two weeks before performing this test, it may be a false negative result and the test should be repeated on a new specimen obtained two weeks after discontinuing treatment.
CPT code(s):
87338
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Detection of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) antigen in stool specimens.
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
Helicobacter
Pylori
Stool
Antigen
Gastric biopsy
EIA
Stool Antigen
Quest test code 34838

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday & Friday    
Performed stat? No
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