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.

Total results: 14
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
EBV quant. PCR Photo of EBV quant. PCR Purple Up to 5 working days
eGFR Photo of eGFR Yellow 1day
Elastase Photo of Elastase Blue 15
Electrolytes in fluid Photo of Electrolytes in fluid Red 1 day
ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat and Mouth) Swab Photo of ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat and Mouth) Swab Liquid eSwab, Pink top, single swab 2-4 working days
Enterovirus IgM antibody Photo of Enterovirus IgM antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-8 working days
Enterovirus PCR Photo of Enterovirus PCR White Blue Purple Green up to 3 working days
Epidermal Antibodies Photo of Epidermal Antibodies Yellow 28
Epstein-Barr virus heterophile antibody Photo of Epstein-Barr virus heterophile antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-8 working days
Epstein-Barr virus serology IgG and IgM Photo of Epstein-Barr virus serology IgG and IgM Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-8 working days
Erythropoietin (EPO) Photo of Erythropoietin (EPO) Yellow 8 days
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate Photo of ESR Purple 24 hours
Ethosuxemide Photo of Ethosuxemide Yellow 7 days
Eye Swab Bacterial Culture Photo of Eye Swab Bacterial Culture Liquid eSwab, Pink top, single swab 2-4 working days
Total results: 14

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