H pylori; Hpylori; H. Pylori
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
1-3 mm Gastric/Antral or Duodenal biopsy collected in Brucella broth or Trypticase Soy Broth (TSB) with 10-20% glycerol
10-20% Glycerdrol is located in the lab refrigerator on the top shelf. Tissue in a sterile container using sterile non-bacteriostatic saline is also acceptable refrigerated only. Keep specimen on wet ice and deliver to lab immediately.
Room Temp=Unacceptable; Refrigerated=48 Hours; Frozen=5 Days for glycerol only
Transport swab with or without gel; Specimens frozen at -20; Stool
1 mm (any amount)
For tissue received in a sterile container with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline, transfer tissue sample to a Brucella broth or Trypticase Soy Broth (TSB) with 10-20% glycerol and send to Quest frozen.
87081, 87205; 87181 (x5)