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,Head of Pathology, Tel : 020 8296 2976 (St Helier) or  01372 735287 (Epsom), Email:
  • Pinika Patel, Pathology Quality Manager, Tel: 0208 296 2798 (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)
Acetylcholine Receptor Abs AChR Abs, ACR Photo of Acetylcholine Receptor Abs Yellow 28 days
ACTH Adrenocorticothropic hormone Photo of ACTH Purple 14 days
Active B12 Holotranscobalamin Photo of Active B12 Yellow 1 day
Adenovirus quantitative PCR Photo of Adenovirus quantitative PCR Purple Up to 3 working days
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
ALT Alanine Transminase Photo of ALT Yellow 1 day
Alternative complement pathway AH50 Photo of Alternative complement pathway Yellow 28 days
Aluminium Photo of Aluminium Navy blue 21 days
Amikacin Levels Photo of Amikacin Levels Yellow Up to 3 days
Amino acids Photo of Amino acids White and Dark Green 21 days
Aminolevulinic acid Photo of Aminolevulinic acid White 21 days
Amiodarone (inc. metabolite N- Desthylamiodarone) Photo of Amiodarone (inc. metabolite N- Desthylamiodarone) Yellow 14 days
Amitryptyline Photo of Amitryptyline Dark green
Ammonia Photo of Ammonia Purple <1 hr
Amoebiasis serology Photo of Amoebiasis serology Yellow
Amylase Photo of Amylase Yellow 1 day
Amylase Photo of Amylase White 1 day
Amyloid A Photo of Amyloid A Yellow
ANA Panel Photo of ANA Panel 7 days
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