Test Information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Severn Pathology. You can browse the index, enter a test name, part of a test name, abbreviation or clinical indication below.

The containers listed refer to those used to collect samples from adults locally in GP practices and hospital wards/outpatients. Details of the containers used for neonates, children and in the emergency zone (ED, AAU, ITU) can be found here Tube Guide and Recommended Order of Draw.

Sample type Test name Ideal volume Turnaround time Discipline
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum 1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D 5 mL 3-4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum 11-deoxycortisol 1 mL 1 week Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Plasma 17 OHP 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 31 Blood spot 17 OHP see notes 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 17 Plasma 3-Hydroxybutyrate 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum 5-Alpha Dihydrotestosterone 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 2 Urine - 24 hour 5-HIAA n/a 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Plasma 7-dehydrocholesterol 2 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole blood ABO Antibody Titration for ABO Incompatible Renal Transplantation 8 ml 7 days Immunology
34 CSF ACE 500 uL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ACE 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody 2 mL 16 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Aciclovir/CMMG <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma ACTH 5 mL 5 days Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Acylcarnitine 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
9 Blood spot Acylcarnitine 1x Spot 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Plasma ADAMTS13 48 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Fluid Adenosine Deaminase in TB 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Adrenal Cortex Antibody 2 mL 14 days Immunology
34 CSF AFP 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum AFP 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Albumin 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Albumin 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Albumin / creatinine ratio n/a 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Aldosterone 5 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Alk Phos Isoenzymes 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Allergen specific IgE 2 mL 7 days Immunology
24 Serum ALP 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Alpha 1 antitrypsin activity 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Alpha 1 antitrypsin phenotype 5 mL 14 days Immunology
24 Serum Alpha subunit 2 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ALT 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 10 Whole Blood Aluminium 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum AMH 2 mL 1 week Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Amikacin <1 day Assay
20 Plasma Amino Acid profile 2 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Amino Acids 5 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Amiodarone 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Ammonia 1 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Amylase 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Amylase 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ANCA 2 mL 4 days Immunology
24 Serum Androstenedione 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Anion Gap 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
16 Whole Blood Antenatal Blood Group and Antibody Screen 4 mL 1 day Blood Transfusion
24 Serum Anti Cardiolipin Antibody 2ml 1 week Immunology
24 Serum Anti PLA2 R 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
13 Whole Blood Anti Thrombin 3 full tubes 21 days Haematology
13 Plasma Anti-Xa 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 16 Whole Blood ANTIBODY Investigation (red cells) 6ml x 2 Up to 72 hours Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Antimicrobial assays 5 mL 1 day Microbiology
24 Serum Antinuclear Antibody 2 mL 4 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Apo E genotyping 4 mL 28 days Genetics
13 Whole Blood APTT 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole blood Arsenic 2 mL 2 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Urine Arsenic (urine) 5 mL 2 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 25 Fluid Asialotransferrin see notes 3 working days Immunology
24 serum Aspergillus IgG 2ml 1 week Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum AST 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Autoimmune Liver Disease Antibodies 2 mL 4 days Immunology
34 BAL MCS BAL MCS 3 mL 12 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Barbiturates 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) <3 days Assay
24 Serum Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 2ml 14 Days Immunology
24 Serum Beta 2 microglobulin 2 mL 7 days Immunology
24 Serum Bicarbonate 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Bilirubin 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details Plasma Bilirubin - infants n/a 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Bilirubin-(Conjugated fraction) 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 9 Blood spot Biopterins 6x Spots 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Biotinidase 1 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Blood Film 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 18 Whole Blood Blood Gases see notes n/a Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details Bone Marrow Bone Marrow Aspirate or Trephine Haematology
24 Serum Bone profile 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 28 Urine - Random C-peptide : creatinine ratio 10 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
14 Plasma C-Peptide (Transplant only) 5ml 1 week Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faeces C.difficile toxin 3 spoons 2 days Microbiology
24 Serum C1 Esterase Inhibitor 2 mL 14 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood C3 Degradation Products 3 mL 5 days Immunology
24 Serum C3 Nephritic Factor 2 mL 7 days Immunology
24 Serum CA 125 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum CA 15-3 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum CA 19-9 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Cadmium 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Cadmium 4 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Caeruloplasmin 5 mL 4 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Calcitonin 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Calcium 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
4 Urine - 24 hour Calcium n/a 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 27 Serum and Urine Calcium excretion index 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faeces Calprotectin 5 g 7 days Immunology
35 Urine - Random Cannabinoids 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Carbamazepine 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 18 Whole Blood Carboxyhaemoglobin full tube n/a Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Cardiac Muscle Antibody 2 mL 21 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Carnitine 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Urine - 24 hour Catecholamines
14 Whole Blood CD 4 Counts 3 mL 1 day Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum CDT 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum CEA 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Ceftazidime <3 days Assay
24 Serum Centromere Antibody 2 mL 7 days Immunology
37 See Notes Chlamydia/ GC other swabs n/a 10 days Microbiology
38 Urine - Random Chlamydia/ GC urine n/a 10 days Microbiology
1 See Notes Chlamydia/ GC vaginal swabs n/a 10 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Chloramphenicol <3 days Assay
24 Serum Chloride 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Cholestanol 1 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Cholesterol 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Cholesterol 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Cholinesterase Genotype 4 mL 10 - 12 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
14 EDTA (whole blood) Cholinesterase Studies 5 mL 3 - 4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Chromium 4 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Chromogranin A 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Chromogranin B 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Ciprofloxacin <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 4 Urine - 24 hour Citrate n/a 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Citrulline 1 mL Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum CK 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
13 Whole Blood Claus Fibrinogen 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
13 Whole Blood Clotting Screen 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
14 Plasma Clozapine Level 2.7 mL 10 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Cobalt 4 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Colistin <3 days
Assay
24 Serum Complement C3 + C4 2 mL 4 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Complement Function 2 mL 28 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Plasma Copeptin 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Copper 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
5 Urine - 24 hour Copper n/a 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Cortisol 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Creatine Studies 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Creatine Studies 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Creatinine 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
34 Dialysate Creatinine 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Creatinine 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 26 Serum and Urine Creatinine clearance n/a 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Crithidia for dsDNA antibodies 2ml 14 Days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 19 Whole Blood Cross-match - (Whitecell) for Renal Transplantation Immunology see notes See notes Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 16 Whole Blood Crossmatch - Blood Transfusion 4 mL See Notes Blood Transfusion
24 Serum CRP 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Cryoglobulin see notes 10 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma CTx 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Cyanide 4 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies 2 mL 14 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Cycloserine <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Cyclosporin 4 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Cystatin C 2mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 33 Urine - timed Cystine day/night n/a 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 4 Urine - 24 hour Cystine Quantitative Test n/a 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Cystine Screening Test 5 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
13 Whole Blood D-Dimer 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Daptomycin <3 days Assay
14 Whole Blood DAT 3 mL 12 hours Blood Transfusion
13 Whole Blood Derived Fibrinogen 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum DHEAS 5 mL 10 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Digoxin 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
34 Donor Milk Donor Milk Bank n/a 3 days Microbiology
24 Serum Down's Syndrome Screening 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Drug (Overdose) Screen 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Drugs of Abuse 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ds-DNA antibodies 2 mL 7 days Immunology
24 Serum eGFR 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Electrolytes 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ELF 5 mL 10 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Endomysium Antibody 2 mL Immunology
24 Whole Blood EPO 5 mL 10 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Ethambutol <3 days
Assay
35 Urine - Random Ethanol 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 17 Plasma Ethanol 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 17 Plasma Ethylene glycol 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Extractable Nuclear Antigen 2 mL 7 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Fabry Screen 4 mL 2-3 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
13 Plasma Factor II 2 full tubes 2 weeks Haematology
13 Whole Blood Factor IX Assay 2.7 mL 10 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Plasma Factor IX Inhibitor 2 full tubes 2 weeks, urgents will be processed as required following discussion with Haematologist Haematology
13 Plasma Factor V 2 full tubes 2 weeks Haematology
13 Whole Blood Factor V Leiden 2.7 mL 21 days Haematology
13 Plasma Factor VII 2 full tubes 2 weeks Haematology
13 Whole Blood Factor VIII Assay 2.7 mL 10 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Plasma Factor VIII Inhibitor 2 full tubes 2 weeks, urgents will be processed as required following discussion with Haematologist Haematology
13 Plasma Factor X 2 full tubes 10 days Haematology
13 Plasma Factor XI 2 full tubes 10 days Haematology
13 Plasma Factor XII 2 full tubes 10 days Haematology
13 Plasma Factor XIII 2 full tubes 10 days Haematology
11 Faeces Faecal Elastase 5 g 16 days Immunology
Faecal Faecal Occult Blood 2 days Immunology
Faecal Occult Blood
Faecal reducing substances
Fat Globules
24 Serum Ferritin 5 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma FGF-23 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Plasma AND Serum FIB-4 5 mL 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Flucloxacillin <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Fluconazole <3 days
Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Flucytosine <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 16 Whole Blood Foetal leak investigation 4 mL 1 day Blood Transfusion
24 Serum Folate 5 mL 24 hours Haematology
24 Serum Free androgen index 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 17 Plasma Free Fatty Acids 2 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
16 Whole Blood Free fetal DNA for fetal Rh typing 4 mL 15 days Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Free Light Chains 2 mL 7 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Free Testosterone 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Fructosamine 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum FSH 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Full Blood Count 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
35 Urine - Random Galactitol 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Whole Blood Galactokinase 2 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Whole Blood Galactosaemia screen 1 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Whole Blood Galactose-1-phosphate 2 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Whole Blood Galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase (quantitative) 1 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Gamma GT 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Ganciclovir <3 days Assay
24 Serum Ganglioside Antibodies 2 mL 21 days Immunology
24 Serum Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody 2 mL 4 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Gastrin 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum GBM Antibody 2 mL 7 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Gentamicin <1 day Assay
14 Whole Blood Gilbert's Syndrome DNA Test 4 mL 2 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Glucagon 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
17 Fluid Glucose 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
17 CSF Glucose 2 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Glucose (inpatients only) 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
17 Plasma Glucose (outpatients/General practice) 2 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase 4 mL 3 weeks Haematology
17 Plasma Glucose tolerance test 2 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
17 Plasma Glucose tolerance test in Pregnancy 2 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 CSF Glycine 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
16 Whole Blood Group and Hold 4 mL 24 hours Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Growth Hormone 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Gut Hormones 10 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faeces H.pylori 3 spoons 6 days Microbiology
14 Whole Blood Haematocrit 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
14 Whole Blood Haemoglobin 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
34 Urine - Random Haemosiderin 2 mL 7 days Haematology
24 Serum Haptoglobin 5 mL 7 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HbA1c 4 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 CSF hCG 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum hCG 5 mL 1 day (4 hours for urgent requests) Clinical Biochemistry
See Notes hCG (Molar) Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum HDL Cholesterol 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
14 EDTA (whole blood) HGA - HFE Gene Analysis 1-5 ml Genetics (Exeter lab)
24 Serum Histone antibodies 2 mL 21 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Clotted blood HIT 1 day for urgent requests otherwise 5 days. Haematology
24 Serum HLA antibody screen 2 mL 14 days Immunology
15 Whole Blood HLA type (DR,DQ,DP)Class II 8 mL 28 days Immunology
15 Whole Blood HLA type(A,B,C)Class I 8 mL 28 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-A29 3 mL 14 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-B27 3 mL 14 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-B51(5) 3 mL 14 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-B57(B*57:01) 3 mL 14 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-DQ2+DQ8(3) 3 mL 14 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-DR15(2) DQ6(DQB1*06:02) 3 mL 14 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Homocysteine (Total) 2 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random HVA 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum IgE 2 mL 7 days Immunology
24 Serum IGF-1 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum IGFBP-3 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum IgG Subclasses 2 mL 7 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood Immunodeficiency (Immunophenotyping) 3 mL 2 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details n/a Immunodeficiency Investigations Immunology
24 Serum Immunoglobulins 2 mL 3 days Immunology
34 Vomit Infection screen - Virology n/a Microbiology
Various Infection screen Carbapenemase screen (rectal swab) n/a 3 days Microbiology
Various Infection screen MRC Screening (Burns) n/a 3 days Microbiology
Various Infection screen MRSA Screen n/a 3 days Microbiology
Various Infection screen MSSA Screening (Renal/ Spinal) n/a 3 days Microbiology
Various Infection screen Pseudomonas Screening (NICU) n/a 3 days Microbiology
14 Plasma Infectious Mononucleosis 3 mL 1 day Haematology
13 Whole Blood INR 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Insulin and C-peptide 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Intrinsic Factor Antibodies 5 mL 10 days Haematology
24 Serum Iohexol GFR 2ml 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Iron 5 mL < 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Iron and Transferrin Saturation 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Isavuconazole <3 days
Assay
14 Whole Blood Isoelectric focusing for determining Abnormal Haemoglobins 14 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details n/a Issue of Albumin Solution n/a Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details n/a Issue of Fresh Frozen Plasma n/a Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details n/a Issue of Platelets n/a Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Itraconazole <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Ketones 5 mL n/a Clinical Biochemistry
17 CSF Lactate 2 mL 2 hours Clinical Biochemistry
17 Plasma Lactate (Laboratory analysis)   2 mL 2 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 18 Whole Blood Lactate (Point of Care Testing) n/a n/a Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Lamotrigine 5 mL 1 - 2 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid LDH 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum LDH 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum LDL Cholesterol 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Lead 1 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Lead 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
28 Urine Legionella antigen 3 mL 1 day Microbiology
14 Whole Blood Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping 3 mL 1 day Immunology
14 Bone Marrow Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping 0.5 mL 1 day Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Lymph Nodes Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping see notes 1 day Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Other fluids Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping see notes 1 day Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Whole Blood Leukocyte Cystine 4 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Levofloxacin <3 days Assay
24 Serum LFT 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum LH 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Linezolid <3 days Assay
24 Serum Lipase 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Lipid Profile 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Lipoprotein (a) 5 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Lipoprotein Electrophoresis 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Lithium 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Liver Kidney Microsomal 2 mL 4 days Immunology
24 Serum Liver line blot 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Whole Blood Lupus Anticoagulant 3 full tubes 10 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Whole Blood Lymphocyte Function Tests 7 mL 7 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Macro CK 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Macroprolactin 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Macroprolactin confirmation 2 mL 3 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Magnesium 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
4 Urine - 24 hour Magnesium n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Malarial Parasites 4 mL 7 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 10 Whole Blood Manganese 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Mannose Binding Lectin 2 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Manual Blood Film including White Cell differential 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Mast Cell Tryptase 2 mL 9 days Immunology
14 Whole Blood MCH 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
14 Whole Blood MCHC 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
8 Whole Blood MCS (Blood Culture) 7 mL 5 days Microbiology
34 Bone MCS (Bone) n/a 7 days Microbiology
34 CSF MCS (Cerebrospinal fluid) 3 mL 5 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Ear / left / right) n/a 5 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Eye / left / right) n/a 4 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 11 Faeces MCS (faeces) 3 spoons 4 days Microbiology
34 Fluid MCS (Fluids) 3 mL 10 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Genital Swabs) n/a 4 days Microbiology
7 Mouth MCS (Mouth Swab) n/a 3 days Microbiology
7 Nose MCS (Nose swab) n/a 3 days Microbiology
7 Penile  MCS (Penile swab) n/a 3 days Microbiology
34 Peritoneal fluid MCS (Peritoneal Dialysis fluid) n/a 6 days Microbiology
34 Pus MCS (Pus) n/a 10 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Skin swab) n/a 5 days Microbiology
34 Sputum MCS (Sputum) n/a 4 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Throat swab) n/a 3 days Microbiology
34 Tip MCS (Tip) n/a 3 days Microbiology
34 Tissue MCS (Tissues) n/a 10 days Microbiology
34 Trachael aspirate MCS (Trachael aspirate) n/a 4 days Microbiology
21 Swab MCS (Urethral swab) n/a 3 days Microbiology
28 Urine MCS (Urine Catheter) 11 mL 3 days Microbiology
28 Urine MCS (Urine) 11 mL 3 days Microbiology
14 Whole Blood MCV 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
35 Urine - Random Mercury 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Mercury 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Meropenem <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Mesothelin 2 ml 16 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 4 Urine - 24 hour Metadrenalines n/a 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Metadrenalines (Plasma) 4 mL 2 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
17 Plasma Methanol 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Microscopy for Crystals Cytology
24 Serum Mitochondrial antibody 2 mL 4 days Immunology
14 Plasma MMA 2 mL 20 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random MMA 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Moxifloxacin <3 days Assay
14 Bone Marrow MRD Flow Cytometry 0.5 mL 1 day Immunology
34 Swab MSC (Wound Swab) n/a 5 days Microbiology
35 Urine - Random Mucopolysaccharide screen 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
23 Hair Mycology Hair n/a 15 days Microbiology
23 Nail clippings Mycology Nail n/a 15 days Microbiology
23 Skin  Mycology Skin Scrapings n/a 15 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Mycophenolate 4 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Myoglobin - Urine
24 Serum Myositis line blot 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
34 Urine - Random NAG: Creatinine ratio                        1 mL 4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Neuronal Antibody (Purkinje) 2 mL 14 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Neurotensin 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 32 CSF Neurotransmitters see notes 4 - 6 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Whole Blood Neutrophil Function Tests 7 mL 2 days Immunology
9 Blood spot Newborn Screen 4x Spots Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum NT-Pro-BNP 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Oestradiol 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 25 Serum and CSF Oligoclonal bands see notes 5 days Immunology
34 CSF Orexin 2mL 42 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Organic acids 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Orotic acid 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Osmolality 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Osmolality 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faeces/ Urine Ova Cysts & Parasites Faeces/ Urine - Concentrate see notes 3 days Microbiology
24 Serum Ovarian Antibody 2 mL 21 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Oxalate 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 4 Urine - 24 hour Oxalate n/a 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Pancreatic Islet Cell Antibody 2 mL 14 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Pancreatic Polypeptide 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Paracetamol 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Paraneoplastic line blot 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
35 Urine - Random Paraquat 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
22 Swab Pernasal swab (Bordatella/Whooping cough) n/a 6 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Phenobarbitone 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
9 Blood spot Phenylalanine 2x Spots 5 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Phenytoin 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Phosphate 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
4 Urine - 24 hour Phosphate n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Phytanic acid 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum PIIINP 2 mL 4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Plasma PIVKA II 10 days Haematology
14 Whole Blood Plasma Viscosity 4 mL 3 days Haematology
14 Whole Blood Platelet count 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
28 Urine Pneumococcal antigen 3 mL 1 day Microbiology
14 See Notes PNH Immunophenotyping 3 mL 4 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Porphyrin Enzyme/DNA analysis 4 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 11 Faeces Porphyrins 5 g 15 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Porphyrins 5-10 mL 15 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Urine - Random Porphyrins 10 mL 15 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Posaconazole <3 days Assay
5 Urine Potassium n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Potassium 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Progesterone 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Prolactin 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 CSF Protein 2 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
34 Dialysate Protein 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Protein 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Protein 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Protein 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
13 Whole Blood Protein C 3 full tubes 21 days Haematology
13 Whole Blood Protein S 3 full tubes 21 days Haematology
24 Serum PSA 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
14 Plasma PTH 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
32 PTH-related peptide Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Purine / Pyrimidine Screen 5 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Pyruvate Kinase 21 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 32 See Notes Quantiferon 7 days Immunology
24 Serum RAST 2 mL Immunology
14 Whole Blood Red Blood Count 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
Red cell Transketolase
14 Plasma Renin 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Ret-He 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
14 Whole Blood Reticulocytes 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Retinol Binding Protein 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Rheumatoid Factor 2 mL 3 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Rifabutin <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Rifampicin <3 days Assay
13 Whole Blood Ristocetin Co Factor. 2.7 mL 21 days Haematology
24 Serum Salicylate 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Selenium 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 5 Urine - 24 hour Selenium n/a 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Serum Electrophoresis 2 mL 5 days Immunology
24 Serum SHBG 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Short Synacthen Test 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Sialic acid 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Sickle Screen 4 mL 24 hours. Urgents need to be phoned to the lab and undertaken in an hour. Haematology
14 Whole Blood Sirolimus 4 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Skeletal Muscle Antibody 2 mL 21 days Immunology
24 Serum Skin Antibody (Pemphigus/Pemphigoid) 2 mL 14 days Immunology
24 Serum Smooth Muscle Antibody 2 mL 4 days Immunology
24 Serum Sodium 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Sodium 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Somatostatin 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 5 Urine - 24 hour Steroid Profile (urine) n/a 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 Stone Stones - Renal Calculi n/a 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Streptomycin <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Sulphamethoxazole in Co-trimoxazole <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Sulphonylurea 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Systemic Sclerosis line blot 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
14 Whole Blood T Cell Subsets (see CD4 Counts) 3 mL 1 day Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Tacrolimus 4 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
39 Whole Blood TB (Mycobacterium Blood) 7 mL 63 days Microbiology
6 Urine TB (Mycobacterium Urine) 250 mL 63 days Microbiology
34 Sputum/ Pus/ Tissue, NOT Swabs TB (Mycobacterium) samples (other than Blood/ Urine) n/a 63 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Teicoplanin <2 days Assay
24 Serum Testis Antibody 2 mL 21 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Testosterone 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Testosterone confirmation 1 mL 35 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum TFT confirmation 1 mL 3 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Thalassaemia Screen 4 mL 3 days Haematology
24 Serum Theophylline 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Thiamine 4 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Thiopurine Metabolites 4 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Thiopurine methyl transferase 4 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Whole Blood Thrombophilia Screen 3 full tubes 21 days Haematology
24 Serum Thyroglobulin 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Thyroid Function Tests 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody 2 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody 2 mL 7 days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Tobramycin <1 day Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Total Bile Acids 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Total Protein 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Transferrin Glycoforms 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 16 Whole Blood Transfusion Reaction 6ml 24 hours Blood Transfusion
24 Serum Triglycerides 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Trimethoprim in Co-trimoxazole <3 days Assay
4 Urine - 24 hour Trimethylamine n/a 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Troponin T 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
9 Blood spot TSH 2x Spots 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum TSH Receptor Antibodies 2ml 8 days Immunology
24 Serum U/E  (Urea and Electrolytes) 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 3 Urine - 24 hour Urate n/a 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Urate 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Urea 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
5 Urine Urine Electrolytes n/a 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
34 Urine - Random Urine Electrophoresis 1 mL 5 days Immunology
28 Urine Urine for MCS 11 mL 3 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 5 Urine - 24 hour Urine Free Cortisol n/a 2-3 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Urine reducing substances
5 Urine - 24 hour Urine volume n/a 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Valproate 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Vancomycin <1 day Assay
24 Serum VEGF 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Very long chain fatty acids 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma VIP 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
Whole Blood Viral Haemorrhagic Fever 7 mL 1 day Microbiology
11 Faeces Virology (PHE) Faeces 3 spoons 10 days Microbiology
0 See link Virology/ Serology (PHE/ REF) n/a 10 days Microbiology
24 Serum Vitamin A 2 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Vitamin B1 4 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Vitamin B12 5 mL 3 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole blood Vitamin B6 4 mL 3 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 20 Plasma Vitamin C 2 mL 4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Vitamin D 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Vitamin E 2 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random VMA 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
13 Whole Blood Von Willebrand Factor Antigen 2.7 mL 3 weeks Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details Serum Voriconazole <3 days Assay
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Plasma Warfarin levels 10 days Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 13 Whole Blood Warfarin Monitoring 2.7 mL 2 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 27 Serum and Urine Water Deprivation Test see notes 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood White Blood Count 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood White Cell Enzymes 5 mL 3-4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 CSF Xanthochromia 1 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 10 Plasma Zinc 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Zinc Protoporphyrin