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
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
4 Urine - 24 hour Magnesium n/a 1 day Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Magnesium 5 mL 4 hours 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
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