Fecal H. Pylori Specific Antigen

Small Bowel Biopsy
Non-invasive Helicobacter pylori specific antigen (HpSA) testing can detect an active H. pylori infection in the patient stool specimen. Other antibody tests can screen for H. pylori exposure but cannot distinguish between an active infection and a resolved episode. Testing for an active infection helps ensure the eradication of H. pylori after treatment.
  • Includes

    Fecal H. Pylori Specific Antigen

  • Methodology

    The HpSA enzyme immunoassay (EIA) is an in-vitro qualitative procedure that detects Helicobacter pylori antigens in human stool.

  • Assay Category

    This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Joli Diagnostic Inc. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

  • Shipping Instructions

    Keep sample frozen and stored at -20C to -70C until it can be shipped.
    Package according to regulations regarding shipment of infectious material and pack with enough dry ice to last 48 hours.
    Ship overnight by appropriate courier (i.e. UPS/ FedEx).

  • Shipping Container

    Sterile Plastic Container.

  • Transport Temperature

    Frozen and ship on dry ice.

  • Turn-Around Time

    Samples are batched and analyzed weekly.

  • Results

    Results will be faxed and mailed immediately upon assay completion.
    Bill will be sent to the institution from which the sample was sent.

  • Preferred Specimen(s)

    A random stool sample of about 5 grams of fresh stool should be collected in a sterile plastic container.

  • Minimum Volume


  • Collection Instructions

    A random stool sample of about 5 grams of fresh stool should be collected in a sterile plastic container. The container should be labeled with the patient name, date of birth, ID number, date specimen collected and referring physician name.
    Freeze within 72 hours of collection and ship on dry ice.

  • Specimen Stability

    Room temperature: Unacceptable
    Refrigerated: Unacceptable
    Frozen: 31 days

  • Reject Criteria

    Samples immersed in a colorless fluid (i.e., water, formalin, saline, etc.) Samples placed on graze, filter paper, or any other type of support or embedding media/material.

  • Related Documents

    Sample Report