Test Catalog

Test ID: HELIS    
Helicobacter pylori Culture with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities

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

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 tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
GIDBacteria IdentificationNo, (Bill Only)No
TISSRTissue ProcessingNo, (BIll Only)No
MICSensitivity, MICNo, (Bill Only)No
SUSSusceptibilityNo, (Bill Only)No
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations 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 Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

Conventional Culture Techniques

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

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Helicobacter pylori Culture + Susc

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

H pylori
H. pylori