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.

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Test Alternative name Bottle / container Bottle top colour Turn around time (In days)
Alpha-1- Antitrypsin (Faeces) Photo of Alpha-1- Antitrypsin (Faeces) Blue
ALT Alanine Transminase Photo of ALT Yellow 1 day
Alternative complement pathway AH50 Photo of Alternative complement pathway Yellow 28 days
Aluminium Photo of Aluminium Navy blue 21 days
Amikacin Levels Photo of Amikacin Levels Yellow Up to 3 days
Amino acids Photo of Amino acids White and Dark Green 21 days
Aminolevulinic acid Photo of Aminolevulinic acid White 21 days
Amiodarone (inc. metabolite N- Desthylamiodarone) Photo of Amiodarone (inc. metabolite N- Desthylamiodarone) Yellow 14 days
Amitryptyline Photo of Amitryptyline Dark green
Ammonia Photo of Ammonia Purple <1 hr
Amoebiasis serology Photo of Amoebiasis serology Yellow
Amylase Photo of Amylase Yellow 1 day
Amylase Photo of Amylase White 1 day
Amyloid A Photo of Amyloid A Yellow
ANA Panel Photo of ANA Panel 7 days
Androstenedione Photo of Androstenedione Yellow 10 days
Angiotensin converting enzyme Photo of Angiotensin converting enzyme Yellow 7 days
Antenatal screen Usually includes HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B surface Ag. Photo of Antenatal screen Blood tube: gold top or red top (vacutainer) 2-7 working days
Anti- Xa Heparin Assay Photo of Anti- Xa Heparin Assay Blue
Anti-Adrenal Antibodies Photo of Anti-Adrenal Antibodies Yellow 28 days
Anti-Cardiac Muscle Antibodies Photo of Anti-Cardiac Muscle Antibodies Yellow 28 days
Anti-Cardiolipin abs (IgG & IgM) Anti-ACL abs Anti-Phospholipid Abs Photo of Anti-Cardiolipin abs (IgG & IgM) Yellow 7 days
Anti-CCP abs Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide Abs Photo of Anti-CCP abs Yellow 7 days
Anti-Crithidia(dsDNA) Antibodies Photo of Anti-Crithidia(dsDNA) Antibodies Yellow 28 days
Anti-Gangliosides (GM2/SULF) Photo of Anti-Gangliosides (GM2/SULF) Yellow 28
Anti-Insulin Antibodies Photo of Anti-Insulin Antibodies Yellow 28 days
Anti-intrinsic factor Antibodies Intrinsic factor Abs Photo of Anti-intrinsic factor Antibodies Yellow 14 Days
Anti-Islet cell Antibodies Photo of Anti-Islet cell Antibodies Yellow 28 days
Anti-MAG Anti-Myelin associated glycoprotein Photo of Anti-MAG Yellow 28
Anti-MuSK Photo of Anti-MuSK Yellow 28
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