H.PYLORI TESTING

H.PYLORI TESTING

LABORATORY SECTION:

  • Serology/Immunology

METHODOLOGY:

  • Immunochromatography

PURPOSE:

  • Used to diagnose an infection with H.pylori that can cause peptic ulcer and serves as adjunct to endoscopy
  • to determine the effectiveness of treatment

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  • No patient preparation needed

TYPE OF SPECIMEN:

  • 2-3 mL of serum (red top)

REJECTION OF SPECIMEN:

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Improperly labeled tube

 

RUNNING DAY:

  • Everyday

 

SPECIMEN STABILITY:

  • ROOM TEMPERATURE (20-24°C)

 

  • REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)

 

  • 5 days

 

  • 7 days

RELEASING OF RESULTS:

  • 2-3 hours after blood extraction