Aid in the diagnosis of Whipple disease for inconclusive or suspicious cases.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: CSF or tissue.
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.
FFPE: Room temperature.
All Others: Frozen.
Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required
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
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2013291||T. whipplei Source||31208-2|
|2013292||T. whipplei by PCR||46725-8|