HPSA, H Pylori Antigen Test, Helicobacter Pylori Antigen, Helicobacter Antigen
Send fresh stool (one teaspoon or about 10 mm3 of stool) in a clean leak-proof container with a tight-fitting lid. If it is not possible to despatch the stool sample to the laboratory within the same day, the sample should be kept at 2 – 8oC in the refrigerator.
Reported as Detected or Not Detected
Same day of receipt of sample
Monday to Saturday (Monday to Friday: before 5pm, Saturday: before 12 noon, except public holidays)
Please note: 1. Stool specimens should be sent 2 weeks after discontinuation of therapy involving antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors and bismuth preparations, as these are known to cause false-negative results if ingested within 2 weeks prior to stool testing. 2. Stool in transport media, on swabs, mixed in urine or preservatives, is not appropriate for testing and will have to be rejected.