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S49490: Helicobacter pylori Culture [51570] Print View
Status      
Gram Stain      
Helicobactor Pylori Cult      

PRIMARY
1 Gastric Biopsy 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Gastric Brushings   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Gastric Aspirate   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.

3mm gastric biopsy in Brucella broth or equivalent with 10-20%
glycerol. Stuart's liquid transport medium, not in a swab container.

Transport refrigerated. Glycerol broth frozen @ -70 degrees acceptable
(5 days). Stuarts frozen unacceptable.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 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
Gastric antral biopsy in 20% glycerol medium (preferred) or Stuart's transport medium. Specimen should be received within 24hr post collection to ensure organism viability. Reject Criteria: Received in transport other than listed; received on swab or in swab container; stuarts frozen; stool






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