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Test Code FHPAF Helicobacter pylori Antigen, Fecal by EIA

Reporting Name

Helicobacter pylori Ag, by EIA

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: To avoid false negative results, no antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, or a bismuth preparation should be administered to patient for 14 days prior to specimen collection.

Preferred Specimen Type: Unpreserved stool

Supplies: Sterile stool container

Container/Tube: Sterile stool container

Specimen Volume: 4 g

Collection Instructions: Collect 4 grams unpreserved stool in sterile container. Send specimen Frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 gm

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Ambient  4 days
  Refrigerated  4 days

Reference Values


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Sunday through Saturday

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FHPAF Helicobacter pylori Ag, by EIA 17780-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FHPAF Helicobacter pylori Ag, by EIA 17780-8

Analytic Time

2 days

Reject Due To

Thawing**: Cold OK; Warm OK
Other reasons for rejection: Gastric specimens, swabs or tissue. Specimens in media or preservatives.

Method Name

Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Secondary ID