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Helicobacter pylori antigen detection in faeces

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Faeces -A liquid specimen of 1-2 mL is sufficient.1 gram (large pea-size) of solid specimen


Turnaround Time:

3-4 days

EIA for detection of Helicobacter pylori antigen in faeces

Please note: False negatives may occur if antimirobials, proton pump inhibitors or bismuth preparations are administered in the  2-3 weeks prior to  the sample  being taken

Other Comments:

Collection container: Collect specimens in appropriate CE marked leak proof containers. Specimen may be passed into a clean, dry, disposable bedpan or similar container and transferred into an appropriate CE marked leak proof containers and place in sealed plastic bags

Special instructions -  Provide relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment or proton pump inhibitor use.

Specimen transport: Transport to lanoratory as soon as possible. If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature