Tropheryma whipplei, molecular detection, PCR, blood

Alphabetical Test listing

Tropheryma whipplei, molecular detection, PCR, blood-994

  
Tropheryma whipplei, molecular detection, PCR, blood
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Whipple's Disease associated bacillus (Tropheryma whipplei)
  

Aids in the diagnosis of Whipple disease, especially for identifying inconclusive or suspicious cases

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Do not spin

  

Send specimen in original collection tube (preferred), or

Sterile vial containing a 1.0 mL aliquot of EDTA derived whole blood

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 7 days

Frozen - 7 days

  

PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.

  
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (WHIPB): R-NX
  
Mo, We, Fr
  
2 - 7 days
  

Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  

A positive result is considered diagnostic of Whipple disease

  
87798
  
No
  
11/06/2019
  
02/19/2020