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.
- Jayne Barmby, Pathology Service Manager, Tel : 020 8296 2976 (St Helier) or 01372 735287 (Epsom), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the laboratory if you need advice regarding paediatric specimens.
24 hr urine (acidified)
Bottle top colour
24 hour urine in acid
Turn around time
Reported (timescales, method)3 days
Available out of hours
Additional informationAcidified collection bottle is available from pathology reception5 day special diet recommendedhttp://www.labtestsonline.org.uk/ Avoid 5HT (serotonin) containing foods during urine collection and the preceeding 48 hours (banana, red plum, walnut, aubergine, avocado, pineapple and tomato) as they cause a biological increase in 5-HIAA.
9-47 uMol/24 hrs