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What is Whipplei?

Whipple disease is caused by a type of bacterium called Tropheryma whipplei. The bacteria affect the mucosal lining of your small intestine first, forming small sores (lesions) within the wall of the intestine. The bacteria also damage the fine, hairlike projections (villi) that line the small intestine.

Where is Tropheryma whipplei found?

Tropheryma whippelii (Figs. 5-27, 5-28, 5-29), the causative organism of Whipple’s disease, is a small (1-2 µm long, 0.25 µm in diameter) organism in which the rods are typically found free within macrophages of the intestine.

What is the Whipple test?

Whipple test is used to examine the partial rotator cuff tears and or superior labrum tear.

How do you get Tropheryma Whipplei?

Tropheryma whipplei is known to be viable in human fecal and saliva samples, suggesting that the bacterium might be transmitted through both fecal-oral and oro-oral routes. Depending on the living conditions of the subjects, either method of transmission may be prevalent.

Is Tropheryma Whipplei aerobic?

Tropheryma whipelii is a gram-positive, filamentous, aerobic, 1-2 micron by 0.2 micron, soil dwelling actinomycete (Tropheryma whippeligen.

How is Tropheryma Whipplei transmission?

How is tropherymi whipplei used in clinical testing?

Tropheryma whipplei, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

How is PCR used to diagnose whipple’s disease?

Tropheryma whipplei (Whipple’s) DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR – Tropheryma whipplei (Whipple’s disease) DNA, PCR is a highly sensitive and specific method to detect the presence of Tropheryma whipplei DNA in clinical specimens. The diagnosis of Tropheryma whipplei infection should not rely solely upon the result of a PCR assay.

When to order or not order whipple disease test?

Recommendations when to order or not order the test. May include related or preferred tests. Aid in the diagnosis of Whipple disease for inconclusive or suspicious cases. Unique test identifier. Process (es) used to perform the test. Days of the week the test is performed.

Is the Whipple DNA test available in New York?

This test is not available for New York patient testing. This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA.