Tropheryma whipplei real-time PCR


Description

T. whippeli is a recently characterised bacterium that is the aetiological agent of Whipple�s disease. First characterised by its 16S rDNA sequence, it has been propagated in continuous cell-culture and the entire genome sequenced. Detection of T. whippelii by cell-culture is not practical in a routine diagnostic setting and routine serological assays are not yet available. Amplification of nucleic acid by PCR remains the preferred detection method for this organism. The assay includes an internal control PCR

Also known as

T. whipplei PCR, whipples PCR


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Additional information

Not applicable


Sending address

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH DX number: DX6640203 DX Exchange: Bloomsbury 91WC

Laboratory service

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control


Sample requirements

Duodenal biopsies, Blood (EDTA) and CSF. Minimum volume 200 microlitres


Reference range

Not applicable


Turnaround time

24 hours


Disease / group

Bacterial infection


Cost

Upon request


Call in advance?

Not required


Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control

Our laboratory performs a wide range of routine and specialist investigations in Bacteriology, Virology and PCR.

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