Helicobacter Pylori Testing
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H. pylori. antibody test; H. pylori stool antigen test; H. pylori breath test; urea breath test (UBT) PY test; C-14 urea breath test; rapid urease test (RUT is also known as the CLO, or Campylobacter-like organism test).
To assist in diagnosing a gastrointestinal infection and ulceration of the stomach or duodenum related to a H. pylori infection.
Instruct the patient to fast and restrict fluids for 6 to 8 hr prior to the UBT or tissue biopsy procedure. Additionally, patients scheduled for a UBT, stool antigen test, or tissue biopsy and culture may be instructed to avoid the use of proton pump inhibitors (e.g., omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole), antacids, antibiotics, or oral bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol); instructions for withholding medications are by medical direction. Protocols may vary among facilities.
Method: Enzyme immunoassay for stool antigen test, negative. UBT: Less than 50 dpm (disintegrations per minute) is considered a negative finding. Tissue biopsy and culture, negative for H. pylori.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Helicobacter Pylori Testing." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425034/all/Helicobacter_Pylori_Antibody.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Helicobacter Pylori Testing. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425034/all/Helicobacter_Pylori_Antibody. Accessed October 23, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Helicobacter Pylori Testing. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425034/all/Helicobacter_Pylori_Antibody
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Helicobacter Pylori Testing [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425034/all/Helicobacter_Pylori_Antibody.
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