Tropheryma whipplei (Whipple's Disease) PCR

Microbiology

Notes

 

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

Sample requirements

 

 

CSF

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

Storage/transport

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