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Test Code None Helicobacter Pylori Antibody

Important Note

Helicobacter Pylori Antibody has been discontinued due to

1. Poor predictive value

2. Inability to distinguish active from past infections

3. Poor performance


If you get a request for this test, please let the ordering provider know that the testing is no longer available.


Please offer the following alternative tests:



1. Helicobacter Pylori Antigen, feces - Meds do not interfere with

   this test. See the catalog for specimen requirements.

2. Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test - on patients >3 years of age.

   The patient must not have eaten within an hour of having the test

   performed AND they must be off meds like prilosec, Prevaid, Nexium,

   Pepto-Bismol for 2 weeks. If the patient cannot be off the medication 

   for 2 weeks, the doctor can order Helicobacter Pylori Antigen, feces