Gastric biopsy for Helicobacter pylori (HP)
|Biopsy samples should be placed into small bottles of sterile saline to prevent dessication
Samples should be transported to the laboratory with minimal delay. Refrigerate samples if transport is delayed.
Positive urease broth tests reported at 24 hours
Standard culture up to 7 days
Sensitivity test results may take considerably longer
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