CLOTest

Alphabetical Test listing

CLOTest-6627

  
CLOTest
  
6627
  
87081.6
  
CLO
  
H pylori biopsy
Urease
  

Presumptive screen for Helicobacter pylori

  

Patient should not have taken antibiotics or bismuth salts for at least 3 weeks prior to endoscopy or proton pump inhibitors 2 weeks prior to endoscopy, as these agents will suppress the growth of H. pylori, and may result in false negatives.

  
Gastric mucosal biopsy tissue
  
3 mm
  
1 mm
  
  • The recommended biopsy area is at least 2 cm away from the pylorus along the lesser or greater curve of the antrum.
  • Excise tissue that appears normal; avoid tissue that is eroded or ulcerated as H. pylori may be present in smaller numbers around those areas.
  
  1. Label specimen with date and time of inoculation and patient information.
  2. Push biopsy deep into well with media.
  
  

Ambient - 24 hours

Hospitals - deliver to the laboratory immediately

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Agar medium

  

Negative

  
87081
  
11/30/2001
  
09/06/2018
  
03/06/2020