Jabatan Mikrobiologi & Imunologi Perubatan

 Fakulti Perubatan UKM

Helicobacter pylori Culture and Sensitivity Testing Service


Our department is offering Helicobacter pylori culture and susceptibility testing services on gastric biopsy specimens of patients from Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz and outside hospitals/laboratories. Susceptibility testing (through measuring the ‘minimum inhibitory concentration’) will be performed on the antibiotics- metronidazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin, levofloxacin, tetracycline and rifampicin.

Operation Hours

  • The service operates Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm, and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.


  • The turn around time of this test is 30 days.

Payment Rates

  • Payment must be made in advanced BEFORE sending the specimen to us.
  • Information on payment methods can be found on the test request form (download form here).
  • Each test will be charged based on the rates according to the following institutions/hospitals:
    • HCTM / PPUKM / UKM: RM 200.00
    • Government hospitals / laboratories: RM 200.00
    • Hospital / private laboratories: RM 300.00

Test Request Procedure

  • For more information on specimen collection, storage and transport procedures, please refer to the guidelines that can be downloaded here.
  • Before sending the specimen, please FIRST submit proof of payment to the designated counter according to the institution to obtain a receipt (please refer to the ‘METHOD OF PAYMENT’ section on the test request form, download here).
  • When submitting the sample, please bring the receipt along with the specimen and the application form that has been printed and filled in completely to:

Makmal Mikrobiologi, Tingkat 10, Blok Praklinikal, Fakulti Perubatan UKM, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

  • Test results will be reported via email and fax.
  • Please contact us for further inquiries or to obtain H. pylori transport media:
    • Tel: 03-9145 8656/8654/5920
    • Fax: 03-9145 9524

Download the request form and guidelines here: