Test Details

Mnemonic

WHIPP

Ordering Code

3803710

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Tissue
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Specimen Preparation

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

0.7 mL CSF, 0.7 mL EDTA or ACD whole blood
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Minimum Volume

1 mm x 3
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Stability

Tissue/CSF:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Whole blood:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
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Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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New York DOH Approval Status

No
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