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Helicobacter pylori Antigen Detection test (HPSA)

Test Code:

IM0056

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Screw cap container

Specimen Requirement

Stool
One teaspoon or about 10 mm³ of stool

Specimen Storage / Transport

​Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

1 - 3 days

Reference Value(s)

-

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Immunology/Serology

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri: 0800 hrs - 1700 hrs
Saturday: 0800 hrs - 1200 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

​Stool specimens should be sent 2 weeks after discontinuation of therapy involving antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors and bismuth preparations, as these are known to cause false-negative results if ingested within 2 weeks prior to stool testing.

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Helicobacter pylori Antigen Detection test (HPSA) IM0056
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