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.
- Jayne Barmby, Pathology Service Manager, Tel : 020 8296 2976 (St Helier) or 01372 735287 (Epsom), Email: email@example.com
Please contact the laboratory if you need advice regarding paediatric specimens.
|Test||Alternative name||Bottle / container||Bottle top colour||Turn around time (In days)|
|EBV quant. PCR||Purple||Up to 5 working days|
|Electrolytes in fluid||Red||1 day|
|ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat and Mouth) Swab||Liquid eSwab, Pink top, single swab||2-4 working days|
|Enterovirus IgM antibody||Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer)||1-8 working days|
|Enterovirus PCR||White Blue Purple Green||up to 3 working days|
|Epstein-Barr virus heterophile antibody||Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer)||1-8 working days|
|Epstein-Barr virus serology IgG and IgM||Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer)||1-8 working days|
|Erythropoietin (EPO)||Yellow||8 days|
|ESR||Erythrocyte sedimentation rate||Purple||24 hours|
|Eye Swab Bacterial Culture||Liquid eSwab, Pink top, single swab||2-4 working days|