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

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

Malaria Parasites Identity

Alternate name

MPs

Specimen

Blood

Volume level

4ml

Bottle top colour

Purple

Bottle / container

Photo of Malaria Parasites Identity

Turn around time

4 hours

Time limit

Same day

Reported (timescales, method)

Same day

Available out of hours

Yes

Additional information

If we are unable to speciate the sample will be referred to:Health Protection Agency Malaria reference LaboratoryLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineKeppel Street (Gower Street)London WC1E 7HTPlease note: the turnaround time will be longer for referred samples.

Category

Haematology

Reference range

Lab address

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