Tropheryma whipplei, PCR, Blood or CSF


Sunquest Code:TWHIP  
Epic Code:LAB7018Epic Name:Tropheryma whipplei, PCR, Blood or CSF
Synonyms:Whipple's Disease by PCR; Tropheryma Whipplei by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Code:87798
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-7 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Sterile tube, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum plasma or serum. Alternately aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum CSF into a sterile container. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2013290


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Aids in the diagnosis of Whipple disease for inconclusive or suspicious cases.


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