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: jayne.barmby@nhs.net
  • Muhsina K Mohamedally, Pathology Quality Manager, Tel:  020 8296 2798 (St Helier) or 01372 735287 (Epsom), Email: muhsina.mohamedally@nhs.net

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 Photo of ACTH Purple 21 days
Acylcartinine Profile Photo of Acylcartinine Profile EDTA/Blood spots 14 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
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
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