Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) CPT: 86677
Anti-H pylori Antibodies
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1-5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
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.