Test Catalog

Test

Code
U975
Name
WHIPPLES DISEASE DNA BY PCR
Notes
Description

Also known as: WHIPPLE’S DISEASE, TROPHERYMA WHIPPLEI, WHIP, U975
Orderable Code: U975
Test Contains (LOINC): Specimen Source (31208-2), T whipplei PCR B (42602-3)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Sample Type: Whole Blood
Preferred Container: EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube
Alternate Container: EDTA (Royal Blue Top) Tube
Sample Volume: 1.0 mL
Handling Instructions: Send specimen in original tube (preferred).
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 7 Days; Refrigerated (preferred): 7 Days; Frozen: 7 Days
Unsuitable Specimen: Heparin Tube collections, bone marrow
TESTING
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Expected Turn Around: 8 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab: Rochester
Referral Lab Code: WHIPB
CPT: 87798
Methodology: Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)