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: 12
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
D-Dimer Photo of D-Dimer Blue 4 hours
DAT Coombe's test, Photo of DAT Pink 1 day
Dengue fever serology Photo of Dengue fever serology Yellow Up to 7 working days
Deoxy-pyridinoline Photo of Deoxy-pyridinoline White
DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate) Photo of DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate) Yellow 10 days
Digoxin Photo of Digoxin Yellow 1 day
DNA analysis NA
Downs Screen second trimester Photo of Downs Screen second trimester Yellow
Dried Blood Spot Testing Photo of Dried Blood Spot Testing Card 1-5 working days
Drug addiction screen/ Drugs of Abuse Screen Photo of Drug addiction screen/ Drugs of Abuse Screen White 7 days
Drugs of abuse screen (toxicology) Photo of Drugs of abuse screen (toxicology) White 7 days
dsDNA antibody Anti-DNA Photo of dsDNA antibody Yellow 7 unless reflex testing is required (see below)
Total results: 12

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