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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeHPYL
Method

EIA.

From January 2020 a new H.pylori rapid faecal antigen test will be introduced and serology will no longer be available.

The new test is a chromatographic immunoassay for qualitative detection of H. pylori in stool samples and will be performed daily reducing the turn-around time to result.

 

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Serologic evaluation of patients to determine the presence/absence of H. pylori infection is no longer considered clinically useful. Alternative non-invasive testing methods (e.g. stool antigen test) exist for detecting the presence of the bacteria and have demonstrated higher clinical utility, sensitivity, and specificity.  H. pylori faecal antigen testing can also be used to confirm eradication following treatment.

The New Zealand Microbiology Network (https://www.nzmn.org.nz/) recommend stool antigen tests as the preferred testing modality for active H. pylori infection.

External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

In some instances Lithium heparin (plasma)sample  may be used only after consultation with the laboratory.

 

Patient SpecimenBlood plain 10 mL(Red)
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsMinimum aliquot, serum 200 uL. Preferred aliquot, serum 5 mL. Aliquot storage, fridge 4C.
Aliquot Transport to CHLOvernight
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Serology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number 03 3640 416 x80416
Test AvailabilityBatched twice weekly
Turnaround Time1 - 4 days
Additional Information

Onset date of illness desirable.

The Microbiology Department at Canterbury Heath Laboratories would like to inform referrers that Helicobacter Pylori serology will no longer be available from January 2020.

A new H. pylori rapid faecal antigen test will be introduced at the same time. It is a chromatographic immunoassay for qualitative detection of H. pylori in stool samples and will be performed daily reducing the turn-around time to result.

 

Delphic Number Test Number2579

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