Helicobacter Pylori Faecal Antigen


Test Information

Test Name

Helicobacter Pylori Faecal Antigen

Synonyms

H Pylori antigen; H Pylori Faecal Ag

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

Faeces

Testing Location

PLBOP

Clinical Update

View Clinical Update

Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Patient Instructions

Preparation

  • Antibiotics should not be taken in the 4 weeks prior to testing.
  • Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and bismuth should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to testing.
  • Effective 5/10/2020, faecal antigen testing for H.pylori in persons under 16 years will be restricted to those requests where specialist approval has been gained from a Paediatrician or Gastroenterologist. See full clinical update

Processing Information

Registration Code

FAE

Notes

Faeces need to be tested within 24 hours of collection. Specimens need to be submitted well within this time-frame with the collection time clearly documented.

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Process in PLBOP Microbiology

- Tauranga

Process inhouse Microbiology

- Whakatane

Process in PLBOP Microbiology

- Rotorua

Process in PLBOP Microbiology

- Taupo

Process in PLBOP Microbiology


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

24 Hours

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

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