SEALS Test Manual

 

HELICOBACTER (FAECES)
HELICOBACTER ANTIGEN                  
 
COLLECTION INFORMATION:  
Preferred Specimen Type Faeces
Alternate Specimen
Collection Information
 
LABORATORY INFORMATION ONLY:  
Specimen Code F
Test Abbreviation SEALS North & Central: HELAG; South: HELAG
Test Set M9259A
Laboratory Information Please send sample frozen to JHH.

An aliquot of faeces specimen should be frozen (<=-20 C) immediately on receipt by Microbiology, POW and stored frozen until tested.
The specimen should be tested as soon as possible, but may be held up to 72 hours at 2-8 C prior to testing.
If testing cannot be performed within this time frame, specimens should be frozen immediately on receipt and stored frozen (
Minimum Assay Volume - Not Collection Volume
Department Microbiology
Storage
Site SEALS North & Central: Randwick. SEALS South: John Hunter Pathology Service
Randwick Label
Kogarah Label
Sutherland Label
Sydney Label
SEALS South Label
Update On 11/01/2021