TROPHERYMA WHIPPLEI (WHIPPLE'S) DNA, QUALITATIVE, REAL-TIME PCR

Specimen Required
Send 3 mm x 3 fresh (unfixed) tissue (1 mm x 3 minimum) frozen in a sterile polypropylene screw-capped vial.

Alternate Specimen
0.7 mL CSF, 0.7 mL EDTA or ACD whole blood

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Stability
Tissue/CSF: Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days
Whole blood: Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeWHIPP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
Source: 31208-2
T. whipplei DNA (PCR), QL: 46725-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory