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Whipples PCR (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Tropheryma whipplei PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:ICP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Cerebrospinal Fluid
Paraffin Block Shavings
Container Types:
CSF Tube 3
Collection & Request Instructions:

DEPARTMENT HEAD AUTHORISATION REQUIRED

Transport Instructions:RoomTemp within Alfred/Esky from External sites
Processing Instructions:Store frozen
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:Institute of Clin.Pathology & Medical Res. (ICPMR)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

If CSF is frozen, send on dry ice. If CSF is not frozen, send on an ice pack.