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91245: Helicobacter Pylori, Culture With Reflex To Susceptibility Print View
Status      
Gram Stain      
Helicobacter Pylori cult CULTURE     

PRIMARY
1 GastBpsy in BB+10-20%glyc 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Stuart's Liquid(Not Swab)   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Gastric Aspirate   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Gastric Brushings   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  GastBpsy BBEQ+10-20%glyc   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  

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.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
8 days

CPT Codes
87205,87081

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Reject Criteria: Received in transport other than listed; received on swab or in swab container; Stuart's frozen; stool
Specimen Stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Frozen (-70C): 5 days (glycerol broth only) If the Helicobactor pylori culture result is "Isolated", then the Susceptibility, Helicobacter pylori, MIC will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87181 (x4)).






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