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 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
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