Helicobacter pylori (Bacteriology)
Infection with H. pylori is associated with peptic ulceration.
There is evidence that it may play an important role in non-ulcer
Collection container (including preservatives):
Collect specimens in appropriate CE marked leak proof
Specimen type: Faeces
Collection: Specimen may be passed into a
clean, dry, disposable bedpan or similar container and transferred
into an appropriate CE marked leak proof containers and place in
sealed plastic bags.
Specimen transport: If processing is delayed,
refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature
Minimum volume of sample: A liquid specimen of
1-2 mL is sufficient.
1 gram of solid specimen
Special precautions: The specimen is
unsatisfactory if any residual soap, detergent or disinfectant
remains in the pan.
Measurement units: Not applicable
Biological reference units: Not applicable
Turn round time for provisional result (calendar
days): 48 hrs
Turn round time to final result (calendar
days): 48-72 hrs
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect the
results: None known