Helicobacter pylori Culture with Susceptibility
MAYO: HELIS, SOFT: XHELI, EPIC: LAB7135
Due to specimen stability, patients can be collected Monday – Thursday morning only.
Can also be collected Friday morning with prior Approval.
Specimen must be received in Send Out Lab before 1:30pm the same day as collection.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): Gastric Biopsy in sterile container moistened with sterile saline.
Also acceptable: Gastric brushing or gastric aspirate in a sterile container.
Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation
Maintain specimen in original collection tube, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: Gastric Biopsy in sterile container MOISTENED with sterile saline, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) in original collection tube. Do not saturate the tissue.
- Specimens that do NOT arrive at Mayo Medical Laboratories within 48 hours.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
- Specimens that are saturated with saline.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 48 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.
Send to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester, MN.
Monday – Sunday.
Results available in 7-28 days.
Conventional Culture Techniques.
87081 (If appropriate: 87077, 87153, 87186, 87181, 87186)
Send Outs Laboratory – RO
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