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.

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Sample Type Test Name Ideal Volume Turnaround Time Discipline
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
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