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Test Code:
090-91-0052

Order Name:
POCT - H.pylori test (Rapid Urease Test)

 
Useful For:
The detection of urease enzyme in gastric mucosal biopsy specimens for the presumptive determination of Helicobacter pylori in symptomatic patients
 
Methodology:
Chromogenic on pH indicator, Pronto Dry slide
 
AliasesName:
CLO test
Pronto Dry test
H. pylori test
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-91-0052

Order Name:
POCT - H.pylori test (Rapid Urease Test)

 
Patient Preparation:
Patients should not have taken antibiotics or bismuth salts for at least three weeks prior to endoscopy
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Gastric mucosal biopsy (Bedside testing)
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Gastric mucosal biopsy specimens: 2-3 mm. diameter size
 
Rejection Criteria:
If the biopsy specimens appear to be very small, it may be worthwhile taking a third biopsy and inserting all specimens into Pronto Dry. Be careful not to contaminate the specimens with blood from the other biopsy sites
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Test should be done Immediately.

 
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-91-0052

Order Name:
POCT - H.pylori test (Rapid Urease Test)

 
Method detail:
Chromogenic on pH indicator, Pronto Dry slide
 
Schedule:
Test daily at 08:00 - 20:00 (Only provided at GI Department)
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 1 hour (Bedside testing)
 
Performing Location:
POCT, GI Department
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-91-0052

Order Name:
POCT - H.pylori test (Rapid Urease Test)

 
 
Clinical Information:
Helicobacter pylori has been shown to cause active chronic gastritis and has been implicated as a primary etiologic factor in duodenal ulcer disease, gastric ulcer and non-ulcer dyspepsia. 

By causing chronic inflammation Helicobactor pylori may weaken the mucosal defenses and allow acid and pepsin to disrupt the epithelium. H. pylori produces large amounts of urease enzyme. Although urease primarily allows H. pylori to utilize urea as a nitrogen source, the breakdown of urea also produces high local concentrations of ammonia, which enable the organism to tolerate low pH.
 
Reference Value:
Negative
 
Clinical Reference:
Pronto Dry the Helicobacter pylori test package insert; Gastrex Sarl, France: 2012.