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Test Code G H py Cx H pylori Culture, Gastric

Clinical System Name

H pylori Culture, Gastric

Synonyms

Gastric H pylori Culture
H. pylori Culture

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Gastric Biopsy

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped container

Preferred Vol: N/A

Minimum Vol:  N/A

 

Note: Gastric biopsies are the only acceptable sample type.

 

H. pylori organisms rapidly lose viability, so immediate transport is important. If specimen is older than 3 hours, organisms may be non-viable.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Affix large label to container and place sample on send outs counter. Notify sendouts immediately.

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Daily

 7 - 10 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Microbiology
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.
 

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87081

87205

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Bacterial Culture for R/O Helicobacter pylori with Gram

Reference Test Number:

HPYC

Instructions:

Fill out UW Micro req, keep copy for our records. Send stat via Delivery Express to UW NW177. Call UW Microbiology at 206-598-6147 to notify them of the incoming sample.