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Lab Test Dictionary

Tropheryma whipplei DNA, Qualitative RT-PCR (11352X)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Whipple's Disease

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1x3-3x3 Fresh (unfixed) tissue

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

0.3-0.7 mL CSF collected in a sterile container or 0.3-0.7 mL Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days (Unacceptable for Whole Blood)

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes