HELICOBACTER PYLORI RAPID UREASE TEST, MUCOSAL BIOPSY

Code
000.0000
Name
HELICOBACTER PYLORI RAPID UREASE TEST, MUCOSAL BIOPSY
Category
None
Department
Histology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
H. pylori, Urease, Tissue; RUT; CLO Test
CPT Codes
87081
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
21040
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Selective Rapid Urea media

Volume

3 mm diameter

Transport Info

Room Temperature

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative for H. pylori

Methodology

Rapid Urease

Clinical Significance

Detect presence of H. pylori in tissue sample.

Helicobacter pylori has been shown to cause active chronic gastritis and has been implicated as a primary etiological factor in duodenal ulcer disease, gastric ulcer, and non-ulcer dyspepsia. By causing chronic inflammation, H. pylori may weaken the mucosal defenses and allow acid and pepsin to disrupt the epithelium. H. pylori produces large amounts of urease enzyme. Although H. pylori can be detected with histology or culture of gastric tissue, simple tests for the presence of urease enables more rapid and convenient diagnosis.

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