Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Whipple's Disease

Test Name: Whipple's Disease
Alternate Name(s): Tropheryma whipplei
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Tissue biopsy (should be reviewed by a Pathologist prior to submission)
Note: CSF and blood are not suitable specimens
Collection Information: Consult Reference Identification and Susceptibility Lab 416-235-5706 prior to collection.

Collect sample in a sterile container.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to the Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
2 weeks
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2010-09-28
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
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Method of Analysis: PCR
Critical Information Required: Provide clinical history.
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection. If the transport time exceeds 24 hours, the specimen will only be tested if appropriate.
System Codes: 
Cerner
Must be ordered by the Lab
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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