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: 10
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Urate (uric acid) Uric acid Photo of Urate (uric acid) Yellow 1 day
Urea Photo of Urea Yellow 1 day
Urea White 1 day
Urea and Electrolytes U & E Photo of Urea and Electrolytes Yellow Sameday
Urinary antigens: Legionella and S. pneumoniae Photo of Urinary antigens: Legionella and S. pneumoniae White top, sterile universal and Sterile red top universal (with boric acid), filled to mark 1-2 working days
Urine for TB Photo of Urine for TB Sterile universal container Negative cultures report at 8 weeks
Urine pH Photo of Urine pH White 1 day
Urine urate White 1 day
Urine: routine MSU, CSU, SPA or bag urine Photo of Urine: routine MSU, CSU, SPA or bag urine Sterile red top universal (with boric acid), filled to mark.Except for paediatric samples where <20ml is voided - use white top plastic universal container. 1-4 working days
Urobilinogen Photo of Urobilinogen White 1 day
Total results: 10

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