Helicobacter pylori Urease culture

Helicobacter pylori Urease culture

Test Name:  

Helicobacter pylori Urease culture

Alternate Name (s):  


Laboratory Module:  


Ordering Mnemonic:  


Specimen Type:   

Gastric biopsy

Collection Container:  

Rapid Urea Transport (RUT)


Collection Information:  

The gastric biopsy that is collected by the physician, is placed directly into the transport media.

Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:  


Final: 24 hours

Stat / Urgent

Final: 24 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:  

As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.

Lab Process Notes :  

A change in color indicates the presence of H. pylori.

A reading is performed at 3 hours and again at 18 hours after incubation has began.

Storage & Transport:  

The media should be maintained at room temperature until transport to the lab. Once in the lab the specimen will be stored at room temperature in the microbiology rack.

Test Referred to :   

On site, BGH laboratory

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Updated: Feb 13/2015

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