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Identification of Helicobacter spp.

Test Category:
Phenotypic and Molecular Identification
Helicobacter spp.
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Peptic ulcer disease

Isolate from urine, stool, blood, environmental, food, other.


Collection Method:

Isolate provided on appropriate culture medium with visible growth.

Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

Send as growth on appropriate culture medium or in appropriate transport medium.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods:

Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.

Patient Criteria:

Gastroenteritis, septicemia, infection, other.

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Division of Enteric Diseases requisition form.




Methods and Interpretation of Results:

Phenotypic Identification (biotyping)*(1)

16S rRNA gene sequencing*(2)


Whole genome sequencing based methodologies may be applied

  1. Minimal standards for describing new species belonging to the families Campylobacteraceae and Helicobacteraceae: Campylobacter, Arcobacter, Helicobacter and Wolinella spp. On, et. al., 2017. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. Dec;67(12):5296-5311.
  2. Sequences compared to the 16s rDNA database in NCBI and clustered using BioNumerics
  3. MALDI-TOF results analysed using the most current Bruker Biotyper database.
Turnaround Time:

21 calendar days.

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