Test Code: HELI Preferred Name Helicobacter pylori antibodies
|Image||Specimen Type||Specimen Volume||Tube Type|
||Blood (adult)||8 mL||SST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
||Blood (paediatric)||1 mL||2x SST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)
1. A positive result does not differentiate past from present infection with H.pylori.
2. This test is less sensitive than the biopsy urease test and has only a limited place in diagnosis.