Test Lookup Guidance Notes

See our A-Z test index and profiles, allergy profiles, latest tests, request forms and sample requirements online. We offer full commitment to customer service and we are keen to continue developing strong working relationships providing help and support to referring doctors and their practices.


Storage Timeframes below are for guidance only and are developed alonside RCPath guidelines.  Please contact the relevant department for further advice.

Haematology – 1 day (Stability limited for coagulation to 8 hours)

Biochemistry –  3 days

Immunology – 1 month

Microbiology – Dependant on sample type;    Wounds, swabs, urines, sputum, faeces – 1 week,  Tissues and Fluids – 2 months,  Routine bloods – approx. 2 weeks

A - Z of Tests

Code Test Name / Profile Department
BC Paediatric Blood Culture Microbiology view test
PARA Paracetamol Biochemistry view test
WORM Parasite Identification Microbiology view test
PTA Parathyroid Antibodies - Referral Immunology view test
PTH Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Biochemistry view test
E213 Parrot Feathers RAST Immunology view test
PARVO PCR MI Parvovirus PCR Microbiology view test
PARVOGM Parvovirus Serology Microbiology view test
F12 Pea RAST Immunology view test
F95 Peach RAST Immunology view test
F13 Peanut RAST Immunology view test
F94 Pear RAST Immunology view test
F201 Pecan Nut RAST Immunology view test
PEM Pemphigoid and Pemphigus Antibodies. Skin Antibodies Immunology view test
C1 Penicilloyl G Rast Immunology view test
C2 Penicilloyl V Immunology view test
GENBM Penile Swab Culture Microbiology view test
FLUID Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid Microbiology view test
RP Pernasal Swab Culture Microbiology view test
PHENO Phenobarbitone (phenobarbital) Biochemistry view test
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