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Test Code RU Rapid Urease

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Note:  Screen for Helicobacter pylori

Specimen Requirements

Specimen testing must be performed within 4 hours of collection, within 30 minutes is preferred.

 

Biopsy specimens are submitted in sterile, leakproof container. Add enough bacteriostatic saline to cover the specimen. Forward promptly.
Note:  Biopsy specimens can be inoculated directly into a urease vial. Forward promptly.

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

87081

Secondary ID

HHA231

LOINC Coding

Test  Name LOINC Code

Rapid Urease

45037-9
Specimen 66746-9