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.

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Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
H. Influenzae Antibodies Photo of H. Influenzae Antibodies 4 weeks
H. Pylori stool antigen Helicobacter Photo of H. Pylori stool antigen Blue (faeces pot with spoon) 1-2 working days
Haemoglobin A1c Photo of Haemoglobin A1c Purple 3 days
Haemoglobin in urine Photo of Haemoglobin in urine White 1 day
Haemoglobinopathy / Thalassaemia screen Abnormal haemoglobin screen Photo of Haemoglobinopathy / Thalassaemia screen Purple 3 working days
Haptoglobin Photo of Haptoglobin Yellow 6
HCG- tumour marker Photo of HCG- tumour marker Yellow
HDL Subfractions Photo of HDL Subfractions Purple
HDL-cholesterol Photo of HDL-cholesterol Yellow 1 day
HDL/total cholesterol ratio Photo of HDL/total cholesterol ratio Yellow 1 day
Heparin Control (via APTT) Photo of Heparin Control (via APTT) Blue Routine 4hrs Urgent 1 hr
Hepatitis A IgG and IgM antibody Photo of Hepatitis A IgG and IgM antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) Hepatitis A IgG antibody, up to 8 working days / Hepatitis IgM, 1-3 working days
Hepatitis B core IgM antibody Photo of Hepatitis B core IgM antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days
Hepatitis B core total antibody Photo of Hepatitis B core total antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days
Hepatitis B e antigen and antibody Photo of Hepatitis B e antigen and antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days
Hepatitis B PCR Photo of Hepatitis B PCR Purple Up to 3 working days
Hepatitis B surface antibody Photo of Hepatitis B surface antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days
Hepatitis B surface antigen Photo of Hepatitis B surface antigen Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days non antenatal, 2-7 working days antenatal
Hepatitis C antibody Photo of Hepatitis C antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days
Hepatitis C Antigen Photo of Hepatitis C Antigen Yellow 1-5 working days
Hepatitis C genotyping Photo of Hepatitis C genotyping Yellow Purple Up to 3 working days
Hepatitis C PCR Photo of Hepatitis C PCR Purple Up to 3 working days
Hepatitis E Serology Photo of Hepatitis E Serology Yellow up to 10 working days
Herpes Simplex antibody HSV Photo of Herpes Simplex antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 2-8 working days
Herpes virus PCR (swabs only) Molecular detection of Herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 Photo of Herpes virus PCR (swabs only) Viral swab, green top 1-7 working days
HIV HLA-B*5701 Photo of HIV HLA-B*5701 Purple Up to 7 working days
HIV Resistance/Genotyping Photo of HIV Resistance/Genotyping Purple Up to 10 working days
HIV serology Combined HIV1/HIV2 antibody and HIV1 p24 antigen Photo of HIV serology Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days non antenatal, 2-7 working days antenatal
HIV Tropism Photo of HIV Tropism Purple Up to 10 working days
HIV viral load Photo of HIV viral load Minimum of 2 x EDTA blood tube 3-7 working days
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