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Test ID: HPCRP    
Helicobacter pylori with Clarithromycin Resistance Prediction, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Helicobacter pylori Diagnostic Algorithm in Special Instructions.

 

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Ordering Guidance

This test uses isolates of Helicobacter pylori for testing. If testing directly from feces is desired, order HPFRP / Helicobacter pylori with Clarithromycin Resistance Prediction, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies.

Additional Testing Requirements

1. If identification testing is needed; also order IDENT / Organism Referred for Identification, Aerobic Bacteria.

2. If susceptibility testing is needed; also order ZMMLS / Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Aerobic Bacteria, MIC, Varies.

Shipping Instructions

1. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance, if appropriate.

Necessary Information

Organism identification and specimen source are required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Infectious Container, Large (T146)

Container/Tube: Agar slant or other appropriate media

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Perform isolation of Helicobacter pylori in culture.

2. H pylori isolate must be submitted in pure culture. Do not submit mixed cultures.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

NA

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Agar plate; ESwab; Port-a-Cult Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated