Pathology tests directory

Our tests directory below includes information to support you to take and submit blood transfusion, chemical pathology, haematology, immunology, bacteriology, virology and other microbiology tests.

All testing is performed within the trust unless otherwise stated.  If the required test is not listed, please contact the microbiology laboratory for guidance.

Please note: when printed, this information is only valid on the day of printing.

Reference ranges given are for general guidance. Results falling outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate underlying pathology. 

Where a colour is given for the top of a sample tube, this applies only to adult size Vacutainer® tubes. Paediatric size and other manufacturers use different colour coding. 

Key Staff

  • Jayne Barmby, Pathology Service Manager, Tel : 020 8296 2976 (St Helier) or  01372 735287 (Epsom), Email:

Please contact the laboratory if you need advice regarding paediatric specimens.

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Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D Photo of 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D Yellow 21 days
11-deoxycortisol Photo of 11-deoxycortisol Yellow 14 days
17 Alpha- Hydroxyprogesterone Photo of 17 Alpha- Hydroxyprogesterone Yellow 14 days
17 Beta- Oestradiol Photo of 17 Beta- Oestradiol Yellow 8 days
25 hydroxy-vitamin D Photo of 25 hydroxy-vitamin D Yellow 24hrs
5-a-dihydrotestosterone Photo of 5-a-dihydrotestosterone Yellow 21 days
5HIAA 24 hour urine in acid 10 days
5HIAA Photo of 5HIAA White 10 days
Acetylcholine Receptor Abs AChR Abs, ACR Photo of Acetylcholine Receptor Abs Yellow 28 days
ADA (Blood) Adenosine Deaminase Photo of ADA (Blood) Purple
ADA (Body Fluid) Adenosine Deaminase Photo of ADA (Body Fluid) White 21 days
Adenovirus quantitative PCR Photo of Adenovirus quantitative PCR Purple Up to 3 working days
ADH (AVP) Photo of ADH (AVP) Dark Green 42 days
AFP Alpha-foetoprotein, alpha fetoprotein Photo of AFP Yellow 7 days
Albumin (Ambulant Urine) Photo of Albumin (Ambulant Urine) White 1 day
Albumin (Blood) Photo of Albumin (Blood) Yellow 1 day
Albumin (Early morning urine) Urine albumin Photo of Albumin (Early morning urine) White 1 day
Albumin (Timed overnight urine) Photo of Albumin (Timed overnight urine) White 1 day
Alcohol (Blood) Ethanol Photo of Alcohol (Blood) Grey 14 days
Alcohol (Urine) Ethanol Photo of Alcohol (Urine) White 14 days
Aldosterone Photo of Aldosterone Purple 7-10 working days
Aldosterone /Renin ratio Photo of Aldosterone /Renin ratio Purple 7-10 working days
Alkaline Phosphatase Alk Phos Photo of Alkaline Phosphatase Yellow 1 day
Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes Photo of Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes Yellow 21 days
Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes- Paediatric Photo of Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes- Paediatric Brown 21 days
Allergen specific IgE RAST Photo of Allergen specific IgE Yellow 7 unless reflex testing is required (See below)
Alpha Galactosidase Photo of Alpha Galactosidase Purple 6 - 8 weeks
Alpha subunits (or Pituitary polypeptide) Photo of Alpha subunits (or Pituitary polypeptide) Yellow
Alpha-1- Antitrypsin (Faeces) Photo of Alpha-1- Antitrypsin (Faeces) Blue
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin A1AT Photo of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Yellow 7 days
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