Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 2 weeks
Comment: Giemsa staining for H. pylori also available.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Colonization with H.pylori is associated with increased risk of developing gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric malignancies. Antibody IgA may be elevated for years in infected individuals. Following treatment, values generally decrease, but may not become undetectable.
Disease: Disorders of Gastrointestinal tract
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required