LightMix® Modular T. whipplei

Kit with reagents for 96 PCR reactions 20 μl for detection of Tropheryma whipplei [lyophilized]
TIB MOLBIOL order number: 53-0606-96

For life science research only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. For in vitro use only.

Product No. Pack Size
07094272001 96 reactions

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Morbus Whipple is a very rare disease caused by Tropheryma whipplei (Incidence less than 1:1000,000). The four classic signs are loss of weight, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and arthralgia. Infectious diarrhea can be caused by several viruses, bacteria or parasites.


1 Vial yellow 96 reactions Tropheryma (lyophilized)
1 Vial black cap Positive Control (32,000 copies, lyophilized)

Additional Reagents required

LightCycler® Multiplex DNA Master
or LightCycler® 480 Probes Master

A 75 bp long fragment from the 'genomic repeated sequence' is amplified with specific primers and detected with a FAM labeled hydrolysis probe.

The assay was compared in a clinical study of 640 diarrhea fecal samples from Africa with a reference assay based on the rpoB gene. The prevalence for T. whipplei was 37%. Sensitivity and specificity were 100%, NPV and PPV were 100%.

This assay detects 10 genome equivalent copies or less per reaction (plasmid DNA dilution). PCR has been tested to work between 52°C and 64°C annealing temperature.

Sample Material and Extraction
Typical samples are from feces, rectal swabs or bacterial culture. See ModularDx Extraction Protocols.