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: 5
Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Warfarin control (INR) Photo of Warfarin control (INR) Blue Routine 4 hrs Urgent 1hr
White cell Lysosomal Enzymes Photo of White cell Lysosomal Enzymes Dark green 42-56
White cell Ubiquinone Photo of White cell Ubiquinone Purple
Whooping cough per-nasal swab Photo of Whooping cough per-nasal swab Pernasal swab, blue top. Obtainable from pathology specimen reception on request. 5-7 working days
Wound swabs, pus and tissues Photo of Wound swabs, pus and tissues Liquid eSwab, Pink top, single swab Tissue: sterile plastic universal Primary culture 2-3 working days
Total results: 5

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