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Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori Culture and Susceptibilities

Upon isolation and confirmation of Helicobacter pylori from gastric tissue biopsies, antimicrobial susceptibility testing of the organism will include: amoxicillin, clarithromycin, levofloxacin, metronidazole, and tetracycline.

Culture turn-around time 3-14 days.  Susceptibility turn-around time 3-7 days.

CPT: 87081, 87077; if positive, 87181×5