Tropheryma whipplei (Whipple's Disease) PCR




  • Rare, systemic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei.
  • Whipple’s Disease PCR is only performed on specific request.

Sample requirements




30 mL sterile universal container




4ml of blood taken into an EDTA Tube




8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube

 30mL sterile universal container

4 mL EDTA tube


8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Specimens sent to the National Reference Centre

Up to 14 days

Page last reviewed: 28/08/2014