Test Information

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Special notes Tube type 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 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 (fluoride oxalate) 3-Hydroxybutyrate 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum 5-Alpha Dihydrotestosterone 1 mL 28 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 working days Immunology
34 CSF ACE 500 uL 6 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ACE 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody 2 mL 3 weeks Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Aciclovir/CMMG <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma ACTH 5 mL 5 days Clinical Biochemistry
9 Blood spot Acylcarnitines 1x Spot 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Acylcarnitines 2 mL 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
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Adenovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Adenovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Adenovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
11 Faecal sample Adenovirus
PCR (In house)
pea sized amount 2 days Virology
43 Swab (eye) Adenovirus (qualitative)
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample Adenovirus (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
24 Serum Adrenal Cortex Antibody 2 mL 14 working days Immunology
24 Serum AFP 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
34 CSF AFP 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Albumin 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Albumin 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Albumin / creatinine ratio n/a 1 day 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 working days Immunology
24 Serum ALP 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Alpha 1 antitrypsin activity 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Alpha 1 antitrypsin phenotype 5 mL 14 working days Immunology
24 Serum Alpha subunit 2 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ALT 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 10 Whole Blood Aluminium 5 mL 7 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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 CSF Amino Acids CSF 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Amino Acids Plasma 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Amino Acids Urine 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 2 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Amylase 5 mL 3 days 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 working days Immunology
24 Serum Androstenedione 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Anion Gap 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours 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 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Apo E genotyping 4 mL 28 days Genetics
24 Serum Apolipoprotein B 1 mL 1 week Clinical Biochemistry
13 Whole Blood APTT/APTT-R 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 Clotted blood samples Aspergillus Antigen 700µL Mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
24 Clotted blood samples Aspergillus Antigen 700µL Mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
34 Broncheolar lavage (BAL) samples Aspergillus Antigen 700µL Mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
34 Broncheolar lavage (BAL) samples Aspergillus Antigen 700µL Mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
24 serum Aspergillus IgG 2ml 1 week Immunology
24 Clotted blood samples Aspergillus Precipitins 200µL Mean 3 days Mycology Reference Laboratory
24 Clotted blood samples Aspergillus Precipitins 200µL Mean 3 days Mycology Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum AST 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faecal sample Astrovirus
PCR (In house)
pea sized amount 2 days Virology
24 Serum Autoimmune Liver Disease Antibodies 2 mL 4 working days Immunology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Avian Influenza A PCR
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Avian influenza A PCR
Molecular assay (NAAT)
2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Avian influenza A PCR Molecular Assay 500µL 2 days Virology
24 Serum Avian proteins IgG 2ml 1 week 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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
24 Serum Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 2ml 14 working days Immunology
24 Serum Beta 2 microglobulin 2 mL 7 working days Immunology
24 Clotted blood samples Beta D Glucan 200µL Mean <1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
24 Clotted blood samples Beta D Glucan 200µL Mean <1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
24 Serum Bicarbonate 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Bilirubin 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 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
34 Urine BK virus (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample BK virus (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
34 Pernasal swabs Bordatella pertussis
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 3 days Virology
34 Pernasal swabs Bordetella parapertussis
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Bordetella pertussis antibodies
IgG
170µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) antibodies
IgG and IgM
370µL 3 days Virology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 28 Urine - Random C-peptide : creatinine ratio 2 mL 1 week Clinical Biochemistry
14 Plasma C-Peptide (Transplant only) 5ml 1 week Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faeces C.difficile toxin 3 spoons/ pot should be at least 1/3 full 24 hours Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum C1 Esterase Inhibitor 2 mL 14 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood C3 Degradation Products 3 mL 5 working days Immunology
24 Serum C3 Nephritic Factor 2 mL 7 working 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 14 Whole Blood Cadmium 4 mL 14 days 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 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 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 working days Immunology
24 Clotted blood samples Candida Antigen 300µL Mean 1.6 days Mycology Reference Laboratory
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 working 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 working 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
24 Serum Centromere Antibody 2 mL 7 working days Immunology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Chlamydia pneumoniae
Molecular assay (NAAT) Biofire Film array
500µL 2 days Virology
1 Aptima Swab Chlamydia trachomatis
NAAT
1 tube 3 days Virology
1 Aptima Urine Chlamydia trachomatis
NAAT
1 tube 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies
IgG
150µL 3 days Virology
1 Swab (eye) Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae
NAAT
1 tube 3 days Virology
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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
24 Serum Chloride 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
20 Plasma Cholestanol 1 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Cholesterol 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Cholesterol 2 mL 3 days 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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
13 Whole Blood Clauss 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
34 Urine CMV
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample CMV IgG 170µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample CMV IgM 170µL 3 days Virology
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 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Complement Function 2 mL 28 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum 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
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Coronaviurs
Molecular assay (NAAT) Biofire Film array
500µL 2 days Virology
24 Serum Cortisol 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums COVID-19
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 1 day Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) COVID-19
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 1 day Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) COVID-19
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 1 day Virology
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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Creatinine 2 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 Dialysate 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 working 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Cryoglobulin see notes 10 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details CSF CSF neurodegenerative markers 0.5mL in each tube 10 working days Clinical Biochemistry
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 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Cycloserine <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
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 4 Urine - 24 hour Cystine 24 hour excretion n/a 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 33 Urine - timed Cystine day/night n/a 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Cystine Random Urine 5 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 Amniotic fluid Cytomegalovirus CMV (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
200µl 3 days Virology
34 CSF Cytomegalovirus CMV (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
200µl 3 days Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample Cytomegalovirus CMV (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Cytomegalovirus CMV(qualitative)
PCR (In house)
500µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Cytomegalovirus IgG avidity 170µL 3 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Cytomegaloviurs CMV (qualitative)
PCR (In house)
500µL 3 days Virology
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 24 hours Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum DHEAS 5 mL 10 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Diabetes Autoantibodies (ZnT8, GAD, IA2) 2 mL 28 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Digoxin 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
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 4 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ds-DNA antibodies 2 mL 7 working days Immunology
14 EDTA Blood sample EBV (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
24 Serum eGFR 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Electrolytes 2 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum ELF 5 mL 10 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Endomysium Antibody 2 mL Immunology
43 Vesicle swab Enterovirus
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample Enterovirus
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
34 Vesicle fluid Enterovirus
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
43 Vesicle Swab Enterovirus
PCR (In house)
500µl Virology
43 Swabs Throat swab Enterovirus
PCR (In house)
500µL 3 days Virology
11 Faecal sample Enterovirus
PCR (In house)
pea sized amount 3 days Virology
34 CSF Enterovirus
PCR (In house)
200µl 3 days Virology
24 Whole Blood EPO 5 mL 10 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Clotted blood sample Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) IgG 170µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) serology
EBNA VCA IgG and IgM
340µL 3 days Virology
34 CSF Epstein Barr Virus EBV (qualitative)
PCR (In house)
200µl 3 days Virology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Ethambutol <3 days
Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
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 working 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
13 Plasma Factor V 2 full tubes 2 weeks Haematology
13 Whole Blood Factor V Leiden 2.7 mL 1 month 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 working days Immunology
Faecal reducing substances
Fat Globules
24 Serum Ferritin 5 mL 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma FGF-23 2 mL 4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Plasma AND Serum FIB-4 5 mL 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Faecal FIT 2 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Flucloxacillin <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Fluconazole <3 days
Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Flucytosine <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
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 Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Free androgen index 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 17 Plasma (fluoride oxalate) 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 working 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 1 day 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 1 mL 14 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 0.5 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 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 working days Immunology
24 Serum Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody 2 mL 4 working 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 working 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 CSF Glucose 2 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
17 Fluid Glucose 2 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Glucose (inpatients only) 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
17 Plasma Glucose (outpatients/General practice) 2 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase 4 mL 5 working days, 10 working days if sent to referral laboratory for quantitative testing Haematology
17 Plasma Glucose tolerance test 2 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
17 Plasma Glucose tolerance test in Pregnancy 2 mL 1 day 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 1/3 full/10ml minimum 3 days Microbiology
14 Whole Blood Haematocrit 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
14 Whole Blood Haemoglobin 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
14 Whole Blood Haemoglobinopathy screen 4 mL 3 days Haematology
34 Urine - Random and Bone Marrow Haemosiderin 2 mL 7 days Haematology
24 Serum Haptoglobin 5 mL 7 working days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HbA1c 4 mL 3 working days Haematology
34 CSF hCG 2 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum hCG 5 mL 1 day (2 hours for urgent requests) Clinical Biochemistry
See Notes hCG (Molar) Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum HDL Cholesterol 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Clotted blood sample Helicobacter pylori antibodies
IgG
160µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Hepatitis A
IgM and IgG
410µL 3 days Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample Hepatitis B (quantitative)
Molecular assay
1mL 5 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Anti-HBs (Quantitative) 500µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAG) and confirmation antibodies 500µL 3 days - Screen 7 days - Confirmations Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample Hepatitis C (genotype)
PCR (In house)
200µl 14 days Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample Hepatitis C (quantitative)
PCR (In house)
1mL 5 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Hepatitis C antibody
Total antibody screening & confirmation testing
500µL 3 days - Screen 7 days - Confirmations Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Hepatitis E
IgM & IgG
270µL 7 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Hepatits B core antibody 500µL 3 days Virology
43 Vesicle Swab Herpes simplex HSV 1 and 2
PCR (In house)
500µl Virology
34 CSF Herpes Simplex HSV 1 and 2
PCR (In house)
200µl 3 days Virology
43 Swab (eye) Herpes simplex HSV 1 and 2
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood samples Herpes Simplex HSV 1 and 2 specific serology
IgG
190µL 3 days Virology
14 EDTA blood sample Herpes Simplex HSV 1and 2
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
14 EDTA (whole blood) HGA - HFE Gene Analysis 1-5 ml Genetics (Exeter lab)
14 EDTA Blood sample HHV6 - Blood
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
34 CSF HHV6 - CSF
PCR
450µl 3 days Virology
24 Serum Histone antibodies 2 mL 21 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Clotted blood HIT 1 day for urgent requests otherwise 5 days. Haematology
14 EDTA Blood sample HIV (quantitative)
Molecular assay
1mL 7 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample HIV 1 and 2 antigen/antibody
Confirmation
500µL 7 days - Confirmations Virology
24 Clotted blood sample HIV 1 and 2 antigen/antibody
Total antibody/antigen
350µL 3 days - Screen 7 days confirmations Virology
24 Serum HLA antibody screen 2 mL 14 working days Immunology
15 Whole Blood HLA type (DR,DQ,DP)Class II 8 mL 28 working days Immunology
15 Whole Blood HLA type(A,B,C)Class I 8 mL 28 working days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-A29 3 mL 14 working days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-B27 3 mL 14 working days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-B51(5) 3 mL 14 working days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-B57(B*57:01) 3 mL 10 working days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-DQ2+DQ8(3) 3 mL 14 working days Immunology
14 Whole Blood HLA-DR15(2) DQ6(DQB1*06:02) 3 mL 14 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Homocysteine (Total) 2 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Clotted blood sample HTLV antibody
Total Antibody screening
500µL 3 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Human metapneumovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Human metapneumovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Human metapneumovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
35 Urine - Random HVA 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum IgE 2 mL 7 working 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 working 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 working days Immunology
34 Vomit Infection screen - Virology n/a 2 Days Virology
7 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
7 Various Infection screen Pseudomonas Screening (NICU) n/a 2 days Microbiology
14 Plasma Infectious Mononucleosis 3 mL 1 day Haematology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Influenza A Virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Influenza A Virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Influenza A virus Molecular assay (NAAT) 500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Influenza B virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Influenza B Virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Influenza B Virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
13 Whole Blood INR 2.7 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 44 Plasma Insulin (Paediatric) 1 mL 1 working day Clinical Biochemistry
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 Clinical Biochemistry
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 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Isavuconazole <3 days
Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
14 Whole Blood Isoelectric focusing for determining Abnormal Haemoglobins 14 days Haematology
17 Whole Blood Collected in Fluoride Oxalate (Fx) Tube Isoniazid (+ N-Acetyl-Isoniazid) 1-2 ml <3 days (from day of receipt) Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 35 Urine - Random Ketones 5 mL n/a Clinical Biochemistry
17 CSF Lactate 2 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
17 Plasma Lactate (Laboratory analysis)   2 mL 4 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
34 CSF LDH 0.5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid LDH 2 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum LDH 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum LDL Cholesterol 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Lead 5 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
14 Whole Blood Lead 1 mL 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 Urine Legionella antigen 3 mL 1 day Microbiology
14 Bone Marrow Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping 0.5 mL 1 working day Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Lymph Nodes Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping see notes 1 working day Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Other fluids Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping see notes 1 working day Immunology
14 Whole Blood Leukaemial/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping 3 mL 1 working 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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
24 Serum LFT 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum LH 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Linezolid <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
24 Serum Lipase 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Lipid Profile 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Liver Kidney Microsomal 2 mL 4 working 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 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Macro CK 5 mL 4-6 weeks 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
4 Urine - 24 hour Magnesium n/a 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Malaria Parasites 4 mL 24 hours, 7 working days if sent to Referral Laboratory for confirmation 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 working days Immunology
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 working 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) Adults: 8-10mL blood per blood culture bottle; Paeds: 1-3mL blood 6 days Microbiology
34 CSF MCS (Cerebrospinal fluid) 3 mL 4 days Microbiology
Corneal Scrapes MCS (Corneal Scrapes) 10 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Ear / left / right) n/a 4 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) 1/3 full/10ml minimum 4 days Microbiology
34 Fluid MCS (Fluids) 3 mL 7 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Genital Swabs) n/a 4 days Microbiology
7 Mouth MCS (Mouth Swab) n/a 4 days Microbiology
7 MCS (Nose swab) n/a 4 days Microbiology
7 Penile  MCS (Penile swab) n/a 4 days Microbiology
34 Peritoneal fluid MCS (Peritoneal Dialysis fluid) n/a 6 days Microbiology
34 Pus MCS (Pus) n/a 8 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Skin swab) n/a 4 days Microbiology
34 Sputum MCS (Sputum) n/a 4 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Throat swab) n/a 4 days Microbiology
34 Tip MCS (Tip) n/a 4 days Microbiology
34 Tissue MCS (Tissues) n/a 10 days Microbiology
34 Trachael aspirate MCS (Tracheal aspirate) n/a 4 days Microbiology
21 Swab MCS (Urethral swab) n/a 4 days Microbiology
28 Urine MCS (Urine Catheter) > 3 ml 3 days Microbiology
28 Urine MCS (Urine) > 3 ml 3 days Microbiology
7 Swab MCS (Wound Swab) n/a 4 days Microbiology
14 Whole Blood MCV 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
14 EDTA Blood sample Measles
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Measles IgG 170µL 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood samples Measles IgG and IgM 340µL 3 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Measles PCR
PCR (In house)
500µL 3 days Virology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Mercury 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Mercury 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Meropenem <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
43 Swabs (nose and throat) MERS-CoV
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 1 day Virology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Mesothelin 2 ml Please note this test is not currently available. For further information or enquires please contact the Immunology laboratory 0117 4148366 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
34 Fluids - e.g. CSF, vitreous Microscopy and Culture 200µL Microscopy mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
34 Tissue - e.g. lung biopsy, corneal scraping Microscopy and Culture Microscopy mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Microscopy and Culture 300µL Microscopy mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Microscopy and Culture 300µL Microscopy mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
34 Tissue - e.g. lung biopsy, corneal scraping Microscopy and Culture Microscopy mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
34 Fluids - e.g. CSF, vitreous Microscopy and Culture 200µL Microscopy mean 1 day Mycology Reference Laboratory
Microscopy for Crystals Cytology
24 Serum Mitochondrial antibody 2 mL 4 working days Immunology
24 Serum 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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
14 Bone Marrow MRD Flow Cytometry 0.5 mL 1 working day Immunology
35 Urine - Random Mucopolysaccharide screen 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Clotted blood sample Mumps IgG 150µL 3 days Virology
23 Hair Mycology Hair n/a 15 days Microbiology
23 Nail clippings Mycology Nail n/a 15 days Microbiology
23 Skin & nail Mycology Scrapings (skin and nail) n/a 15 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Whole Blood Mycophenolate 4 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Molecular assay (NAAT) Biofire Film array
500µL 2 days Virology
Myoglobin - Urine
24 Serum Myositis line blot 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
34 Urine - Random NAG: Creatinine ratio                        1 mL 4 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
1 Aptima Swab Neisseria gonorrhoeae
NAAT
1 tube 3 days Virology
1 Aptima Urine Neisseria gonorrhoeae
NAAT
1 tube 3 days Virology
44 Whole Blood Neonatal Blood Group 1 mL 24 hours Blood Transfusion
44 Whole Blood Neonatal Crossmatch - Blood Transfusion 1 mL See Notes Blood Transfusion
44 Whole Blood Neonatal DAT 1 mL 24 hours Blood Transfusion
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Neuron Specific Enolase 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Neuronal Antibody (Purkinje) 2 mL 14 working 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 working days Immunology
9 Blood spot Newborn Screen 4x Spots Clinical Biochemistry
34 Vomit Norovirus
PCR
pea sized amount 2 days Virology
11 Faecal sample Norovirus
PCR (In house)
pea sized amount 2 days Virology
24 Serum NT-Pro-BNP 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Oestradiol 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 25 Serum and CSF Oligoclonal bands see notes 5 working 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 Hospital patients 8 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Osmolality 5 mL Hospital patients 8 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faeces/ Urine Ova Cysts & Parasites Faeces/ Urine - Concentrate Minimum volume: 1/3 full/10ml minimum 4 days Microbiology
24 Serum Ovarian Antibody 2 mL 21 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 4 Urine - 24 hour Oxalate n/a 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 14 Plasma Oxalate 5 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Pancreatic Islet Cell Antibody 2 mL 14 working 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
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Paraflu 1
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Paraflu 1
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Paraflu 2
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Paraflu 2
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Paraflu 2
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Paraflu 3
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Paraflu 3
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Paraflu 3
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Paraflu 4
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Paraflu 4
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Paraflu 4
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Paraflu1
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
24 Serum Paraneoplastic line blot 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
35 Urine - Random Paraquat 5 mL 2 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 Amniotic fluid Parvovirus
PCR (In house)
200µl 3 days Virology
14 EDTA Blood sample Parvovirus
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood samples Parvovirus IgG and IgM 150µL 3 days Virology
22 Swab Pernasal swab (Bordetella/Whooping cough) n/a 8 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
4 Urine - 24 hour Phosphate n/a 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Phosphate 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours 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 4-6 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Piperacillin <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
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 (EDTA & Citrate) 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
34 Urine Pneumococcal antigen 3 mL 1 day Microbiology
14 See Notes PNH Immunophenotyping 3 mL 4 working 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 14 Whole Blood Porphyrins 5-10 mL 15 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 34 Urine - Random Porphyrins 10 mL 15 days Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Posaconazole <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
5 Urine Potassium n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Potassium 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Prednisolone 5 mL 21 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Progesterone 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Prolactin 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Fluid Protein 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
34 CSF Protein 2 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Protein 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
34 Dialysate Protein 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Protein 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 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
13 Whole Blood Prothrombin Gene Mutation 3 full tubes 1 month Haematology
24 Serum PSA 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
14 Plasma PTH 5 mL 1 day 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 working 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
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Respiratory syncytial virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
14 Whole Blood Reticulocytes 4 mL 24 hours Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 34 Urine - Random Retinol Binding Protein 20 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Rheumatoid Factor 2 mL 3 working days Immunology
43 Swabs (nose and throat) Rhinovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums Rhinovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
34 Nasopharayngeal aspirates (NPAs) Rhinoviurs
Molecular assay (NAAT)
500µL 2 days Virology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Rifabutin <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Rifampicin <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
13 Whole Blood Ristocetin Co Factor. 2.7 mL 21 days Haematology
14 Whole blood Rituximab 3ml 2 working days Immunology
11 Faecal sample Rotavirus
PCR (In house)
pea sized amount 2 days Virology
24 Clotted blood samples Rubella IgG and IgM 150µL 3 days Virology
24 Serum Salicylate 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
11 Faecal sample Sapovirus
PCR (In house)
pea sized amount 2 days Virology
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 working 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 Cell Screen 4 mL 24 hours (confirmatory testing); 1 hour (urgent and request phoned through to lab) Haematology
14 Whole Blood Sirolimus 4 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Skeletal Muscle Antibody 2 mL 21 working days Immunology
24 Serum Skin Antibody (Pemphigus/Pemphigoid) 2 mL 14 working days Immunology
24 Serum Smooth Muscle Antibody 2 mL 4 working days Immunology
24 Serum Sodium 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Sodium 5 mL 1 day 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
24 Clotted blood sample Streptococcus serology (antistreptolysin O)
ASO
150µL 6 days Virology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Streptomycin <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Sulphamethoxazole in Co-trimoxazole <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Sulphonylurea 5 mL 28 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Clotted blood samples Syphilis
RPR
500µL 7 days - Confirmations Virology
24 Clotted blood samples Syphilis PCR
Confirmation testing - IgG and IgM
500µL 7 days - Confirmations Virology
24 Clotted blood sample Syphilis serology
Total Antibody - Screening
500µL 3 days - Screen Virology
24 Serum Systemic Sclerosis line blot 2ml 2 weeks Immunology
14 Whole Blood T Cell Subsets (see CD4 Counts) 3 mL 1 working 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) 3-5 mL 70 days Microbiology
6 Urine TB (Mycobacterium Urine) 250 mL 70 days Microbiology
34 Sputum/ Pus/ Tissue, NOT Swabs TB (Mycobacterium) samples (other than Blood/ Urine) n/a 70 days Microbiology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Teicoplanin <2 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
24 Serum Testis Antibody 2 mL 21 working days Immunology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Testosterone 5 mL 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Testosterone confirmation 1 mL 14 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Tetanus antibodies 2 mL 28 working days Immunology
24 Serum TFT confirmation 1 mL 3 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Theophylline 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 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 working 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 Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Clotted blood samples Toxoplasma
Total antibody & IgM
500µL 3 days Virology
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
1 Aptima Swab Trichomonas vaginalis
NAAT
1 tube 3 days Virology
24 Serum Triglycerides 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 24 Serum Trimethoprim in Co-trimoxazole <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
4 Urine - 24 hour Trimethylamine n/a 8 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Troponin I 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
9 Blood spot TSH 2x Spots 7 days Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum TSH Receptor Antibodies 2ml 8 working days Immunology
24 Serum U/E  (Urea and Electrolytes) 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Urate 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details 3 Urine - 24 hour Urate n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Urea 5 mL Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours Clinical Biochemistry
5 Urine Urine Electrolytes n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
35 Urine - Random Urine Electrophoresis 1 mL 5 working 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 Urine Urea n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
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 Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
14 EDTA Blood sample Varicella zoster
PCR (In house)
450µl 3 days Virology
34 CSF Varicella Zoster
PCR (In house)
200µl 3 days Virology
34 Lesion/vesicle fluid Varicella zoster
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
43 Vesicle Swab Varicella zoster
PCR (In house)
500µl 3 days Virology
24 Clotted blood samples Varicella zoster IgG 170µL 3 days Virology
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 Virology
0 See link Virology/ Serology (PHE/ REF) n/a 10 days Virology
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 2 weeks Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Vitamin B12 5 mL 3 days Clinical Biochemistry
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's Disease 2.7 mL 3 weeks Haematology
Special Precautions – Please click Test Name for further details Serum Voriconazole <3 days Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
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 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