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Tropheryma whipplei PCR
2013290
Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of Whipple disease for inconclusive or suspicious cases.

Mnemonic
TWHIPPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: CSF or tissue. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, whole blood, or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately. Also acceptable: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
FFPE: Room temperature.
All Others: Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens 
Remarks
Specimen source required 
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month
FFPE: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable
All Others: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013291T. whipplei Source31208-2
2013292T. whipplei by PCR46725-8
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