Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) CPT: 86677


Anti-Campylobacter Antibodies

Anti-H pylori Antibodies

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1-5 days

Specimen Requirements




2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Temperature Period
Room Temperature 3 day
Refrigerated 3 days
Frozen 7 days
Freeze/thaw/ cycles Stable x 3

Patient Information

To diagnose an infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers; to determine whether treatment has cured the infection.

When you have symptoms of an ulcer, such as ongoing indigestion, gastrointestinal pain that comes and goes, unexplained weight loss, nausea and/or vomiting; about 4-6 weeks after completing treatment for the infection.

A stool sample, a breath sample, or a tissue biopsy of the stomach lining.

You may need to avoid certain medications; follow any instructions you are given.