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.
- Jayne Barmby, Pathology Service Manager, Tel : 020 8296 2976 (St Helier) or 01372 735287 (Epsom), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muhsina K Mohamedally, Pathology Quality Manager, Tel: 020 8296 2798 (St Helier) or 01372 735287 (Epsom), Email: email@example.com
Please contact the laboratory if you need advice regarding paediatric specimens.
Molecular detection of Influenza A (inc.2009 H1N1, H1 & H3 subtypes), Influenza B, RSV, Coronaviruses, Parainfluenza viruses, Metapneumovirus, Adenovirus, Bocavirus and Entero/Rhinovirus
Swabs to be taken using a viral swab, green top. Ideally both throat and nose swabs should be taken.
Bottle top colour
Nose/Throat:Viral swab, green top. NPA: Appropriate sterile container
Bottle / container
Turn around time
1-4 working days
Transport and storage
Transport to the laboratory immediately in a sealed specimen transport bag with an accompanying request form. If there is a delay or the sample is taken out of hours store it at 4-8 *C if not urgent and send immediately the following working day.
This test will be performed for acute cases only and at the discretion of the Consultant Microbiologist.