CAMPY - Specimen: Helicobacter pylori Culture

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CAMPY    
Helicobacter pylori Culture

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.

 

See Helicobacter pylori Diagnostic Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Necessary Information

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Gastric biopsy

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Acquire biopsied tissue; moisten with sterile saline.

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Gastric brushing or gastric aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Aspirate contents with a syringe.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/gastroenterology-and-hepatology-test-request.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL or 0.5 x 0.2 x 0.2-cm sized piece of tissue

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimen >48 hours old

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated48 hours