Test Overview
Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Diagnosis of Whipple's disease, especially for identifying inconclusive or suspicious cases.

Reference Range *

Negative

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday
Analytic Time

2 - 7 days

Soft Order Code
LCTW
MiChart Code
Tropheryma Whipplei PCR (Sendout)
Synonyms
  • Whipple's Disease
  • LCTW
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo WHIPB (87974)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Refrigerate and send intact whole blood.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL EDTA whole blood
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
87798