An aid in the diagnosis of patients suspected of H pylori infection and to measure post therapy response from patients who have discontinued therapy for at least 4 weeks.
Assay results should be used in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory data to assist the clinician in making individual patient management decisions
For best results, patient should cease use of antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, and bismuth preparations for 2 weeks prior to testing as these agents are known to suppress H. pylori and may cause false negative results.
Collection container should be screw cap, clean, dry and free of detergent residue.
Screw cap plastic container (non sterile)
Refrigerated (preferred) - 72 hours
Ambient - 8 hours
Frozen - 12 weeks
Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x3
Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)