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, Pathology Service Manager, Tel : 020 8296 2976 (St Helier) or  01372 735287 (Epsom), Email: jayne.barmby@nhs.net
  • Muhsina K Mohamedally, Pathology Quality Manager, Tel:  020 8296 2798 (St Helier) or 01372 735287 (Epsom), Email: muhsina.mohamedally@nhs.net

Please contact the laboratory if you need advice regarding paediatric specimens.

Total results: 14
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Valproate (pre dose) Photo of Valproate (pre dose) Yellow 7 days
Varicella zoster IgG and IgM antibody Photo of Varicella zoster IgG and IgM antibody Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 1-2 working days
Vasculitis screen Photo of Vasculitis screen 3 days
Very long chain fatty acids Photo of Very long chain fatty acids Purple 21 days
Vigabatrin Photo of Vigabatrin Yellow 21 days
Vitamin A Photo of Vitamin A Yellow 14
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Photo of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Purple 21 days
Vitamin B2 FAD Photo of Vitamin B2 Purple 21 days
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal phosphate) Photo of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal phosphate) Purple 21 days
Vitamin E Photo of Vitamin E Yellow 14
Vitamin K Not recommended, do clotting studies instead
VMA HMMA White 10 days
VMA HMMA Photo of VMA White 10 days
VZV PCR Photo of VZV PCR White Green up to 3 working days
Total results: 14

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