|Mnemonic: ||[ST H py Ag]|
|Name: ||Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Stool by EIA|
|Specimen: ||5 Grams stool submitted in a sterile container. Sample must be submitted to the laboratory within one hour of collection.|
Patient Prep: To avoid false negative results, no antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, or a bismuth preparation should be administered to patient for 14 days prior to specimen collection.
Unacceptable Conditions: Gastric specimens, or tissue. Stool in Ecofix, formalin, MIF, Protofix, PVA, Total-fix, Unifix, or any other preservative.
|Minimum Spec: ||1 Gram|
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Spec Stability: ||Ambient 2 hours; Refrigerated 72 hrs; Frozen 1 month|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0065147|
| Method: ||Enzyme Immunoassay|
|Processing Info: ||Unpreserved sample must be frozen within two hours of collection. Sample is stable for 1 week frozen.|
Stool Sample Collection Instructions, No Preservative