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.

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Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Pancreatic elatase Photo of Pancreatic elatase Blue 15 days
Paracetamol Photo of Paracetamol Yellow 1 hour
Paraquat Photo of Paraquat White 1 day
Parathyroid hormone Photo of Parathyroid hormone Purple
Parvovirus IgG and IgM Photo of Parvovirus IgG and IgM Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-5 working days
Pertussis toxin serology Photo of Pertussis toxin serology Yellow Up to 8 working days
Phe/Tyr ratio Contact laboratory
Phenobarbitone Photo of Phenobarbitone Yellow 7 days
Phenotype Photo of Phenotype Pink NA
Phenylalanine Contact laboratory
Phenytoin (random) Photo of Phenytoin (random) Yellow 4 days
Phosphate blood Photo of Phosphate blood Yellow 1 day
Phosphate- urine (special) 24 hour urine 1 day
Phospholipase A2 receptor Abs PLA2R Abs Photo of Phospholipase A2 receptor Abs Yellow 28 days
Phytanic acid Photo of Phytanic acid Purple
Platelet refractoriness Contact laboratory Contact laboratory
Pneumococcal Antibodies Photo of Pneumococcal Antibodies 4 weeks
PNP Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase Photo of PNP Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase Purple
Porphobilinogen Photo of Porphobilinogen White 21 days
Porphobilinogen White random or 24 hour urine 21 days
Porphobilinogen screen Photo of Porphobilinogen screen White 3 days
Potassium Photo of Potassium Yellow 1 day
Potassium 24 hour urine
Primidone Photo of Primidone Yellow
Procollagen 3 peptide P3NP Photo of Procollagen 3 peptide Red Jul-14
Progesterone (7 days premenstrual) Photo of Progesterone (7 days premenstrual) Yellow 1 day
Prolactin Photo of Prolactin Yellow 1 day
Prostatic Fluids Photo of Prostatic Fluids White 2-4 working days
Protein (24 hr urine) 24 hour urine
Protein (total) Photo of Protein (total) Yellow 1 day
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