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Test ID WHIPB Tropheryma whipplei, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of Whipple disease, especially for identifying inconclusive or suspicious cases, using whole blood specimens

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Tropheryma whipplei PCR, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA


Specimen Required


The high sensitivity of amplification by polymerase chain reaction requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Tropheryma whipplei DNA is unlikely.

 

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Royal blue top (EDTA), pink top (EDTA), or sterile vial containing EDTA-derived aliquot

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube (preferred).


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
WHIPB Tropheryma whipplei PCR, B 97205-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC89 Specimen Source 31208-2
56064 Tropheryma whipplei PCR, B, Result 97205-9

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Report Available

2 to 7 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Microbiology Test Request (T244)

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)