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Gastric Biopsy for Helicobacter Pylori
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Microscopy result available within 24 hrs, culture ≥ 7 Days|
Gastric biopsies are taken from the gastric antrum at endoscopy
Specimens should be taken before antimicrobial therapy where possible.Sample stability – 1 month.
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