Helicobacter pylori Culture with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities
Recovery of Helicobacter pylori from gastric specimens for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of the organism (amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, metronidazole and tetracycline are routinely tested)
Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)
|Test ID||Reporting Name||Available Separately||Always Performed|
|GID||Bacteria Identification||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|TISSR||Tissue Processing||No, (BIll Only)||No|
|MIC||Sensitivity, MIC||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|SUS||Susceptibility||No, (Bill Only)||No|
Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.
When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.
When Helicobacter pylori is isolated, identification will be confirmed and susceptibility testing performed. The routine susceptibility panel includes amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, and tetracycline.
See Helicobacter pylori Diagnostic Algorithm in Special Instructions
Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test
Conventional Culture Techniques
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name
Helicobacter pylori Culture + Susc