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
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-7 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

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.
Stability:Stability is 8 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 2 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2013290


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

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