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.

Total results: 21
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
B type natriuretic peptide (BNP) Photo of B type natriuretic peptide (BNP) Dark green
B-Hydroxybutyrate (3- Hydroxybutyrate) Photo of B-Hydroxybutyrate (3- Hydroxybutyrate) Yellow 7
B2 Glycoprotein 1 Abs B2GP1 (IgG & IgM) Photo of B2 Glycoprotein 1 Abs Yellow 28 days
B2-Microglobulin B2M Photo of B2-Microglobulin Yellow 7 days
BCR-ABL Philadelphia Chromosome Photo of BCR-ABL Purple (x4) 10 working days
Bence Jones Protein BJP Photo of Bence Jones Protein White (universal container) 10
Beta 2 Transferrin Photo of Beta 2 Transferrin White
Beta Carotene Photo of Beta Carotene Yellow 21 days
Bicarbonate (total CO2) Photo of Bicarbonate (total CO2) Yellow 1 day
Bile acids Photo of Bile acids Yellow 2 days
Bile acids Photo of Bile acids White
Bile pigments Photo of Bile pigments White 1 day
Bilirubin Photo of Bilirubin Yellow 1 day
Bilirubin Conjugated Paediatric Photo of Bilirubin Conjugated Paediatric Red 1 day
Bilirubin Total Paediatric Photo of Bilirubin Total Paediatric Red or orange 1 day
Biotinidase Guthrie card 7
Biotinidase Photo of Biotinidase Dark green
BK virus PCR Photo of BK virus PCR Purple White up to 3 working days
Blood culture Photo of Blood culture BacT/ALERT blood culture bottles (aerobic – green, anaerobic – pink) PAEDIATRIC: BacT/ALERT PF blood culture (yellow) Up to 7 days
Bone marrow samples and immunophenotyping Photo of Bone marrow samples and immunophenotyping Purple 4 - 30 days (dependent on test)
Bone profile Photo of Bone profile Yellow 1
Total results: 21

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