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
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
24 Fluid Protein 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
24 Serum Protein 5 mL 4 hours Clinical Biochemistry
34 Dialysate Protein 5 mL 8 hours Clinical Biochemistry
34 CSF Protein 2 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