Specimen Requirements

Title

HELICOBACTER PYLORI (HPI) ANTIBODIES, IgA

Specimen Requirement

1 mL serum collected from SST or red top.

Methodology

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Stability

Room temp: 3 days, Refrigerated: 3 days, Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-4 days

Clinical Use

Diagnose H pylori infection in patients with duodenal disease and for monitoring the eradication of H pylori following antimicrobial therapy; identify the small percentage of H pylori-infected patients who fail to mount a systemic IgG response and demonstrate IgA antibodies only and for those patients who have chronic mucosal infections

Test Code

HPIAW