Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.
Fasting Required: No
Special Instructions: Specimen MUST be sent overnight to the lab Monday thru Thursday ONLY
Blood MUST be received by the lab within 10 days of the draw
DO NOT FREEZE prior to shipping
Children must be 18 months or older.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless directed otherwise by your physician:
- Inhalers – Discontinue use 3 days prior to testing
- Oral Medications – Discontinue use 14 days prior to testing
- Injectable Medications – Discontinue use 14 days prior to testing
- Antihistamines – Discontinue use 10 days prior to testing
The following are interfering substances but a physician MUST be consulted before discontinuing:
- Some steroids for joint inflammation
Results: 5-7 Business Days
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a curved bacillus (bacteria) which settles in the upper gastrointestinal tract and has been shown to be the main cause for most cases of chronic gastritis, duodenitis (inflammation of the first part of the small intestine), and ulcers. H. pylori is also linked with gastric carcinoma. IgG antibodies responsive to H. pylori are measured in the patient’s serum sample.
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.