Tropheryma whipplei, PCR, Blood or CSF

Abbrev Code:TWHIP   
Order Code:LAB7018Order Name:Tropheryma whipplei, PCR, Blood or CSF
Synonyms:Whipple's Disease by PCR; Tropheryma Whipplei by PCR
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87798 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-7 days.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). 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)
Alternate Containers: 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:24 hours at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; 1 month 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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