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: 9
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Oestradiol Estradiol, E2 Photo of Oestradiol Yellow 1 day
Oligoclonal bands ( CSF and Serum) Photo of Oligoclonal bands ( CSF and Serum) Paired White top Universal for CSF and Yellow for blood 21 days
Oligosaccharides Photo of Oligosaccharides White 5 days
Organic acids Photo of Organic acids White 14-21
Orotic Acids Photo of Orotic Acids White 21
Osmolality Photo of Osmolality Yellow 1 day
Osmolality- urine Photo of Osmolality- urine White 1 day
Oxalate 24 hour urine in acid 14 days
Oxcarbazepine metabolite Photo of Oxcarbazepine metabolite Yellow 21 days
Total results: 9

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