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: 20
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Factor 5 Leiden gene mutation (R506Q) F5L Photo of Factor 5 Leiden gene mutation (R506Q) Purple/Blue 28 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 Elastase Pancreatic Elastase Photo of Faecal Elastase Blue 14 working days
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 Helicobacter 5 days Rotavirus 4 days Norovirus 5 days
Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids, Photo of Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids, Purple
Ferritin Photo of Ferritin 1 day
Fibrinogen Photo of Fibrinogen Blue Routine 4hrs Urgent 1hr
Fluid pH Photo of Fluid pH White 24 hours
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: 20

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