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Test ID HPCRP Helicobacter pylori with Clarithromycin Resistance Prediction, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies


Ordering Guidance

This test uses isolates of Helicobacter pylori for testing. If testing directly from feces is desired, order HPFRP / Helicobacter pylori with Clarithromycin Resistance Prediction, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies.

Additional Testing Requirements

1. If identification testing is needed; also order IDENT / Organism Referred for Identification, Aerobic Bacteria.

2. If susceptibility testing is needed; also order ZMMLS / Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Aerobic Bacteria, MIC, Varies.

Shipping Instructions

1. For shipping information see Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance, if appropriate.

Necessary Information

Organism identification and specimen source are required.

Specimen Required

Supplies: Infectious Container, Large (T146)

Container/Tube: Agar slant or other appropriate media

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Perform isolation of Helicobacter pylori in culture.

2. H pylori isolate must be submitted in pure culture. Do not submit mixed cultures.

Useful For

Assessing pure isolates of Helicobacter pylori to predict clarithromycin resistance or susceptibility

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
PCRID Identification by PCR No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed at an additional charge.


For more information see Helicobacter pylori Diagnostic Algorithm.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

H pylori + Clarithro Resist PCR

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

3 to 4 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HPCRP H pylori + Clarithro Resist PCR 88509-5


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HPS2 Specimen Source 31208-2
HPORG Organism Identified by Client 43409-2
608005 Helicobacter pylori Result 49101-9
608006 Clarithromycin Resistance Result 88509-5


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen