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Tropheryma whipplei PCR

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code WHIPP
Performed by Mayo
Sendout? Yes
Method PCR
Container type Lavender top tube or sterile container
Amount to Collect 1.0 mL whole blood/0.5 CSF
Sample type Whole blood or CSF
Preferred volume 1.0 mL blood/0.5 mL CSF
Min. Volume 1.0 mL blood/0.5 mL CSF
Processing notes Aliquot specimen (CSF) or send original tube (blood) to CB refrigerated. Order Mayo test code TWRP (for CSF) or WHIPB (for blood). Send to Mayo refrigerated (either sample type).
Normal range
Synonyms Whipple PCR
Stability 7 days ambient/refrigerated
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information A positive result strongly suggests a diagnosis of Whipple disease.

A negative result does not negate the presence of the organism or active disease, as false-negative results may occur due to inhibition of PCR, sequence variability underlying the primers and/or probes, or the presence of Tropheryma whipplei in quantities less than the limit of detection of the assay.
CPT coding 87798-90
LOINC code 42602-3
Last Updated 8/2/2016 4:26:08 PM
Entry Number 1743
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