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: 26
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Salicylate Photo of Salicylate Yellow 1hr
SARS-CoV-2 COVID 19 Photo of SARS-CoV-2 Viral swab 24 hours
SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies COVID-19 antibodies Photo of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies Yellow 3 days
Scl-70 Photo of Scl-70 Yellow 7
Selenium Photo of Selenium Dark blue 21 days
Serotonin 5HT Photo of Serotonin Purple 28 days
Serum Cystatin C level Cystatin C Photo of Serum Cystatin C level Yellow 7
Serum Folate Folic acid Photo of Serum Folate Yellow 1 day
Serum Free Light chains Photo of Serum Free Light chains Yellow 7 days
SHBG Sex hormone binding globulin Photo of SHBG Yellow 7 days
Sirolimus- see Rapamicine
Sm Photo of Sm Yellow 7
Sodium blood Photo of Sodium blood Yellow 1 day
Sodium 24 hr urine White
Soluble Transferrin Receptor Photo of Soluble Transferrin Receptor Yellow
Sputum for T.B Photo of Sputum for T.B Sterile plastic sputum pot Positive cultures or smears reported immediately. Negative cultures reported at 8 weeks
Sputum routine culture Photo of Sputum routine culture Sterile plastic sputum pot Routine sputum 5 days Cystic fibrosis samples 5-7 days
Sterile fluids for TB culture Photo of Sterile fluids for TB culture Positive cultures or smears reported immediately. Negative cultures reported at 8 weeks.
Steroid Profile White 21 days
Steroid Sulphatase Photo of Steroid Sulphatase Purple
Striated Muscle Autoantibody Skeletal Muscle Ab Photo of Striated Muscle Autoantibody Yellow 28
Strongyloides Ab Photo of Strongyloides Ab Yellow
Sugar chromatography Photo of Sugar chromatography White 7 days
Sulphonylurea Photo of Sulphonylurea Dark green
Sweat chloride NA
Syphilis serology (Treponema pallidum IgG and IgM) Photo of Syphilis serology (Treponema pallidum IgG and IgM) Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-3 working days non antenatal, 2-7 working days antenatal
Total results: 26

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