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Helicobacter pylori testing (1516182)

1. Helicobacter pylori testing – Adults and Adolescents

a. A list of the tests recommended/allowed to be used for the diagnosis of a Helicobacter pylori infection within your CCG.

The CCG commissions h-pylori testing for adults from GP practices.

b. If Helicobacter test INFAI is not on the recommended/allowed list, please provide a reason.

The test is not currently on the recommended list in the specification, however the CCG is reviewing the specification and will take into account all relevant evidence.

2. Helicobacter pylori testing – Children

a. A list of the tests recommended/allowed to be used for the diagnosis of a Helicobacter pylori infection in children within your CCG.

The CCG commissions h-pylori testing for children from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as part of its overall service contract – there is no specification for that testing.

b. If Helicobacter test INFAI is not on the recommended/allowed list, please provide a reason.

See above.

3. Changing a recommendation

a. If a product/procedure is not on the recommended/allowed list, please can you advise regarding the process to be followed to have a product/procedure accepted on to the recommended/allowed list. Please can you advise of any associated contact details/information required for the process.

The CCG reviews its specifications regularly – this process includes a review of available evidence.

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