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: 16
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Factor assays II, V, VII, IX, XI, XII Photo of Factor assays II, V, VII, IX, XI, XII 3 Blue
Faecal Calprotectin Photo of Faecal Calprotectin Dark blue (Faeces pot) 14
Faecal Immunochemical Test FiT Photo of Faecal Immunochemical Test 3 days
Faecal occult blood
Faecal porphyrins Photo of Faecal porphyrins Blue
Faeces Photo of Faeces Faeces pot with spoon MC&S 2-5 days, Clostridium difficile 1-3 days
Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids, Photo of Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids, Purple
Fibrinogen Photo of Fibrinogen Blue Routine 4hrs Urgent 1hr
Fluids eg Peritoneal, ascitic, joint Photo of Fluids eg Peritoneal, ascitic, joint Sterile universal 2-4 working days
Free Androgen index Photo of Free Androgen index Yellow 7 days
Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine) Photo of Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine) Yellow 1 day
Free T4 (Free Thyroxine) Photo of Free T4 (Free Thyroxine) Yellow 1 day
Free:Total PSA ratio Photo of Free:Total PSA ratio Yellow 7
Fructosamine Photo of Fructosamine Yellow 10 days
FSH (follitropin) (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Photo of FSH (follitropin) (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Yellow 1 day
Full blood Count FBC Photo of Full blood Count Purple Routine 4 hrs Urgent 1 hr
Total results: 16

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