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Helicobacter pylori Ag, Stool

Helicobacter pylori Ag, Stool (XHPAG) ARUP Labs, E-H Lab Test

Name: Helicobacter pylori Ag, Stool

Test Name: Helicobacter pylori Ag, Stool

Health Link Test Code: XHPAG

LIS Test Code: HPAGST

Clinical Information:

This test is approved for all ages but recommended testing method for patients under the age of 18. H pylori Urea Breath Test is recommended for all patients over 18 years of age.

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

Link: http://www.aruplab.com/guides/ug/tests/0065147.jsp

Patient Preparation:

Test is contraindicated for patients that have taken antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, or bismuth preparation two weeks prior to collecting stool for the Enzyme Immunoassay for the detection of Helicobacter pylori Antigen in stool.

Test Limitations:

Patients must be off these drug(s) for at least 2 weeks prior to testing: