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Test ID: HELIS    
Helicobacter pylori Culture with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Recovery of Helicobacter pylori from gastric specimens to facilitate antimicrobial susceptibility testing used to guide antimicrobial therapy

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 IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
GIDBacteria IdentificationNo, (Bill Only)No
TISSRTissue ProcessingNo, (BIll Only)No
MICSensitivity, MICNo, (Bill Only)No
SUSSusceptibilityNo, (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 and susceptibility testing will be performed. Routine susceptibility panel consists of amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, and tetracycline.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional Culture Techniques

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Helicobacter pylori Culture + Susc