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Helicobacter pylori by Real-Time PCR
Collect: OneSwab® (loose stool) OR Yellow top tube (ACD solution A)
Specimen Preparation: For OneSwab:
Step 1. Utilize the swab provided to obtain a sample of loose stool and insert into the vial.
Step 2. Remove the swab and place into the vial. Break the shaft at molded break point and insert into transport medium.
Step 3. To prevent leakage, be sure the swab fits into the vial prior to capping. Tightly cap the vial and label with a minimum of two patient identifiers such as name and date of birth.
For Blood:Step 1. Completely fill the tube whenever possible to eliminate dilution from the anticoagulant and ensure the proper blood-to-anticoagulant ratio.
Step 2. Immediately after blood collection, invert the tube gently 8-10 times to ensure mixing of anticoagulant with blood to prevent clotting.
Step 3. Do not shake tube.
Step 4. Do not centrifuge specimen.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Stability: One Swab: Room Temperature 5 days
Blood: Room Temperature: 48 hrs.
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
MDL (Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories)